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Respond to a classmate who chose an approach different from the one you chose (I chose Montessori). After reading the response, decide if you would still make your choice or if their post has caused you to reconsider. Explain why or why not. 5 sentences or more.

After viewing the different Approaches I was persuaded to go with the Montessori Approach, but I couldn’t stray away from my first and favorite the Reggio Emilia Approach.

The Reggio Emilia Approach:

  • Creates a flexible, relationship-driven learning environment
  • Creates environments that reflect our values
  • Creates environments that foster creativity
  • Fosters creativity through investigations
  • Celebrates the child’s identity(NAEYC, 2015)

The Reggio Emilia Approach supports my classroom environment because is based on the child as a whole. My classroom environment will entail the children’s work displayed at their eye level. It will have their personality all over the room, with their writings to display the labeling of each area and the interests areas would be built around the learning style and personal interest of the children.

“If we want to promote the hunger for learning, then we should create environments in which students and teachers feel safe to venture beyond what is already known—environments that reflect our values and celebrate students and teachers as uniquely creative individuals” (NAEYC, 2015)

As a teacher, I feel that it is important to assess a child not based on my own personal thoughts or views but to assess on how they relate to or view the world around them. I may look at something one way but a child may need to feel or draw or find another way to identify something to learn about it. The Reggio Emilia approach provides structured freedom for a child to explore and learn.

“Educators in theReggio Emilia infant-toddler and preschool programs subscribe to a view of children as innately competent, strong, and powerful” (Edwards, Gandini, & Forman, 1998).

References

Edwards, C., Gandini, L., & Forman, G.(Eds.) (1998). The hundred languages of children: The Reggio Emilia approach advanced reflections. Westport, CT: Ablex

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