Following Children's Lead

Find out how teachers can engage children in learning by following the children’s lead.

Supporting Materials

Tips for Teachers [PDF, 84KB]

Tips for Teachers: Dual Language Learners [PDF, 368KB]

Tips for Families [PDF, 302KB]

Tools for Supervisors [PDF, 99KB]

Helpful Resources [PDF, 106KB]

Materials for Trainers

Presentation [PPTX, 192MB]

Optional Slides [PPTX, 984KB]

Presenter Notes [PDF, 2.2MB]

Learning Activity: Review of Playdough Video [PDF, 128KB]

Video Review [PPTX, 28MB]

Learning Activity: Discussion of Classroom Scenarios [PDF, 147KB]

Learning Activity: Planning to Follow Children’s Lead in Your Classroom [PDF, 122KB]

Supplemental Videos [PPTX, 134MB]

Supplemental Videos: Dual Language Learners [PPTX, 17MB]

To view these materials without Internet access, download Following Children's Lead 15-minute In-service Suite [ZIP, 374MB]. Please ensure your computer meets the minimum system requirements before downloading.

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Topic:Teaching Practices

Keywords:Teacher-child interaction

Resource Type: Video

Age Group: Preschoolers

Last Updated: June 6, 2018