21 May How Teachers Use Idea Webs
Our summer theme of Science + Nature offers a great variety of topics around which teachers will create lesson plans and age appropriate activities. Children will learn about plants, animals, bugs, weather, life cycles and more.
One of the ways teachers at Especially for Children develop their plans is by using Idea Webs, as described in this post by Teaching Strategies (author of The Creative Curriculum). Teachers are encouraged to brainstorm questions – questions they have and those the children might have – around a topic. The resulting web of ideas helps them to extend learning opportunities around a topic and highlight the areas in which the children in their particular classroom show interest.
An Idea Web is a great tool for teachers, and for parents too!