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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Rebecca T Isbell; Pamela Evanshen
|Description:||156 p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.|
|Contents:||1. The environment matters: design elements to consider : Beauty in everyday environments ; The impact of light ; Sounds make a difference ; A place for everything, everything in its place ; A secure and supportive environment ; Valuing diversity in the classroom ; Setting up appropriate learning environments --
2. The process of planning for successful change : Creating the vision ; Developing a plan ; Introducing a new feature --
3. Low-cost, big-impact changes : Decluttering ; Small changes ; Teacher's space --
4. Building a sense of community in the classroom : Creating a welcoming and inviting entrance ; Developing a sense of place ; Valuing each member of the community ; Having effective group time ; Learning about and practicing responsibility ; Identifying personal spaces for children ; Providing choices for individual work ; Working in small groups --
5. Real classroom makeovers : The importance of play ; Real classroom makeovers support children's play ; Literacy centers/areas ; Manipulatives/building ; Math and science ; Art and music ; Dramatic play ; Community meeting ; Nurturing environment --
6. Early learning standards and the classroom environment : Early learning standards ; The unique needs of children ; Adapting the environment to all learners --
7. The amazing (and real) classroom makeover adventure : The adventure ; Description of the classroom ; Developing a vision with an initial teacher interview ; The change process ; The first element of design considered ; The next element of design considered ; Teacher interview and reflection on the learning environment ; Art ; Books ; Blocks ; Gathering place ; Home living ; Science ; Writing ; Summary ; Teacher comments after the makeover --
Classroom evaluation checklist.
|Responsibility:||Rebecca Isbell, Pam Evanshen.|
"Real Classroom Makeovers shows early childhood teachers step-by-step how small changes can transform their classrooms into wondrous environments for young children to learn and develop. This book introduces and describes the philosophy behind creative learning environments based on current early childhood education research"-- Provided by publisher.