Teaching Friends: Vygotsky and Paley on how young children learn from each other and their teacher.
Presented by Gillian McNamee, June 12, 2012, Indy NAEYC PDI
Friendships, relationships, trust, kindess, respect and listening effect academic performance.
She wants to focus on the part of learning that depends on and thrives when children are learning with and from each other.
Teachers are taught to arrange children in a circle to promote social interaction and to be in a visual line.
Children are learning from each other and are essential to one another’s success in school.
Each child’s learning is everyone else’s business
The strength of the pack is the wolf. The strength of the wolf is the pack
Play creates the ZPD (the construction zone)
It is through others that we develop into ourselves
Through play we are a head taller than ourselves
Story telling and story acting
She spent the rest of the time reading us stories that the children have written.