Episode 49: Heather Welch from Edx Education today we will be in Conversation with Dawn Rigby, Author, Early years teacher, lecturer,
Dawn Is an educator passionate about early years children’s growth and development. Her recent book with Debra Hastings is Making play work in early years settings, tales from the sand pit.
She believes that young children need a special environment in which to grow and deserve to have practitioners who are inspiring, dynamic, reflective and passionate about their learning. In a positive environment children thrive and grow, adopting positive attitudes to learning and the primary way to support this is through inspiring and motivating those who teach them.
Today we are chatting with Dawn about her latest book, passion for play and trends in the early years setting.
Highlights from this episode:
(04:04) Children are really innovative
(11:35) Tales from the Sand
(15:37) More choice and less instruction
(20:56) Children's needs change constantly
(25:45) Realistic expectation setting
(28:00) Children have an innate drive to play
(32:54) The key to teaching is listening to the children
(36:00) Future projects
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