The Intentional Teacher
Intentional teachers are thoughtful, playful, purposeful and to respond intentionally to children's learning.
Research has shown that outstanding teachers are intentional, they do things on purpose. They are always thinking about what they are doing and how it will foster children's development and produce real and lasting learning (Epstein, 2007).
Discover what it means to be an "intentional teacher" during the course of this workshop.
This course will cover:
- What it means to be an intentional teacher.
- How to be more intentional in your practice.
- "What learning matters here?"
- Planning, assessment for learning, documentation and how to authentically respond to children's learning with sensitivity and respect.
- How to engage more meaningful parent and whanau participation in their child's learning and assessment.
Tanya Valentin is a heart-led early childhood education writer and professional development facilitator and trainer. She has worked in New Zealand as an early childhood education professional for 20 years.
Tanya lives with her family in beautiful Northland, New Zealand. She is a passionate advocate for respectful teaching practices for infants, toddlers and young children as well as learning through free play. Her mission is to make a difference by advocating for children as well as championing teacher well-being. Tanya is dedicated to providing professional development that will inspire a legacy of intentional, heart-led early childhood professionals.
You can read Tanya’s blog at https://www.tanyavalentin.com.