Mz.R asks:

How does the teacher design their lesson plans when using the Reggio Emilia Program?

In Topics: Preschool, Worldwide education issues
> 60 days ago


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MySanctuary writes:
First off we can only refer to the Reggio Emilia Program as inspiration or an approach. This paticular curriculum style does not have a manual or process to follow, it is a lifestyle and culture that has been developed with decades of collective documentation from the collaborative efforts of the children, teachers, staff, parents and the community. With inspiration from Reggio Emilia schools in Italy you may design a lesson plan with intentional curricullum but what way it goes is up to the individual child or group. It is your soul responsibilty to the children to stimulate their learning, discovery and inquiry. You are not doing justice to the children by following a step by step lesson plan you do not want to deviate from as this will only paralyze and limit our youth into cookie cutter citizens who know only what the lesson plan prints in black in white. Unfortunately we are tied down to all of these standards demanded of us as educators and really what it boils down to is discovery and inquiry within ourselves as we need to reprogram our minds to see what is, is not and can be there right in front of us. Take it one day at a time, document, document and over time with tons of collaboration we as teachers can inspire again. I know this is not the exact answer you are looking for....make it a point to learn about the WOL exhibit traveling the by far is a priceless experience of Reggio next to visting Italy yourself...Good Luck :)

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