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ERIC Number: ED303276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
How Does Your Garden Grow? Building Positive Environments for Children.
Miles, Sue L.
This workshop presentation discusses the importance of a positive classroom environment in the early childhood center in helping children develop their potential. The evaluation of centers and the effects of a negative environment on young children are considered. The presentation also deals with the interpretations and implications for treatment of 10 selected characteristics of young children which should be taken into consideration in the early childhood curriculum. These characteristics include: (1) short attention spans and lack of concentration; (2) possessiveness and tantrums; (3) centeredness in the present; (4) vivid imaginations and focus on fantasy worlds; (5) curiosity and questioning; (6) interest in what is real; (7) interest in playing alone and frustration at inability to perform as well as others; (8) interest in use of and experimentation with language; (9) eagerness to please and need for encouragement; and (10) occasional reservation and nonparticipation. The presentation concludes with a list of 22 suggestions for the creation of a positive classroom environment. (RJC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Waubonsee Community Coll., Sugar Grove, IL.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Chicago Association for the Education of Young Children (Chicago, IL, February 24-25, 1989). Appendix contains small print.