Ep. 57 - Empowering Authentic Teaching, with Francis Wardle, Ph.D.
As an early childhood college instructor, Francis Wardle sees his job as more than just teaching teachers what is best for children. He also sees a big part of his responsibility to teachers of young children as giving them advice, guidance and tools for resisting inappropriate expectations from “the powers that be,” so that teachers can most effectively advocate for what their education AND their direct classroom experience validates as being best for children’s enriched learning environments … far, far beyond the narrow and uniformed scope of developmentally inappropriate practices sometimes mandated by “authorities” who’ve actually never set foot in an early childhood classroom… or who are mandating approaches that have long since been invalidated by current research on successful early childhood development practices.
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