Monthly Archives: September 2014

“Read the Air …”

The Japanese people have an expression, “read the air,” which, in essence, means to take in one’s surroundings before acting. Take a few moments to use one’s senses – observe and listen – to gauge what is happening in this place at this moment, before doing anything else. “Reading the air” is a respectful practice and we in early childhood education can easily apply it in our work. If you haven’t yet spent some good time observing and listening to the hum of your classroom, I invite you to add this practice to your teaching this new school year. Continue reading

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