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ERIC Number: EJ1094698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
Wondering Aloud
Foster, Carla
NAMTA Journal, v41 n1 p51-68 Win 2016
Presenting the Montessori tools of the Great Lessons highlights the power of storytelling in teaching. Carla Foster suggests that children should be aware of how their learning increases as wonder points them to the mystery of the unknown. Engaging in the dialect of wonder during presentations can bring participants to attention by suggesting that "all the world is a stage" and they each have roles to play. She implores educators to go deeply with their children through sustained conversations of curiosity that will lead to gained social skills, equal participation, and building public speaking skills. A bibliography is included. [This article comes from the talk presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Oral and Written Pathways to Self-Expression" in Columbia, MD, October 8-11, 2015.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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