January 19, 2011

letting go...

one of the things i've learned about teaching
is that you have to let them learn at their own rate.
and when they make mistakes, do not diminish what they do
by correcting them too quickly.
specifically, when children write words incorrectly -
let them.
their creative process and the feeling of accomplishment
they get from making their first sentences are more important
than a fleeting lesson.
this doesn't mean we aren't going to practice this sentence
in its correct form tomorrow -
it just means we're going to let them be brilliant
for what they are today.

becky from hellofromhades.blogspot.com

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