Early Childhood Educators: Tips for Capitalizing on Teachable Moments

I was observing a preschool classroom one day when the teacher was interrupted during circle time to give the director the attendance count for the day. She quickly counted the children as they were seated on the carpet, and then turned her attention to complete the attendance paperwork. As she counted, several children started their own counting. Looking at the assistant teacher to see if she would continue the activity, I saw a grin on her face when she told me she was creating a “teachable moment”.

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