Teachers are most effective when they facilitate the development of children's ability to reason rather than focusing primarily on rote memorization and following directions. This demands teachers design and engineer educational experiences and classroom environments that are tailored to their children's specific needs and interests.
Below are experiences early childhood teachers can download to explore how they can begin to facilitate children's reasoning in STEM, literacy, and self-regulation. These experience sheets are helpful to teachers who are exploring how they can arrange their environment and interact with their children to deepen their learning by engaging in authentic problem solving. Once teachers experience their children's satisfaction and joy in solving their own problems, it will be difficult to not want to explore further!