Based on the Dutch Early Years Blog written by Annemiek Hoppenbrouwers. In 1968, two American teachers (Robert Rosenthal and Leonore Jacobson) performed an experiment with the children in their school . At the start of the school year, all
On purpose or by accident?
Based on the Dutch Early Years Blog written by Melissa Be and Anouk van Dijk Dani (4) is building a tower on the floor. Very carefully she places one block on top of another as the tower is already at
Socially disadvantaged contexts: Additional challenges and resources?
“I think (…) that children are always challenging (…) everything we do here in preschool is very important to them”. These were statements by a teacher with whom we talked about the challenges and opportunities of working with different groups
Self-regulation in crèches
Toddlers are experimenting with clay and water. Katie is building complicated waterways using plastic blocks. Her younger friend Anna looks at it in silence. ‘What are you doing, Katie?’ – the teacher asks. ‘The water is flowing fast!’ Placing her
Inclusive Environments: A Tool for Self-Reflection
This blog post was contributed by Cecília Aguiar (ISCTE-IUL). We all want to do better for children and their families. We all aim for inclusive education. Because of that, multiple initiatives, projects, actions, and agencies for the promotion of inclusive
Increasing toddlers and preschoolers’ engagement in play: how does the teacher do that?
It’s Emma’s first day of teacher training in a nursery school. She quickly observes the classroom. Where do they need me? Emma is everywhere and nowhere in the classroom; she walks – no, she runs – from one corner to another and back. She wants all toddlers to receive all the attention they need at all times… However, is that possible? And more: is it necessary?