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Fix the Environment, Not the Child
January 21, 2020
It just seems clear to me that as long as we are all here, it's pretty clear that the struggle is to share the planet, rather than divide it.
-Alice Walker
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Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Emilia approach to early education, wrote that “our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths, and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture.”

Michelle Salcedo, in an Out of the Box Training Kit wrote: “When a child exhibits challenging behaviors, what if, instead of blaming the child, we were to look first at the environment? What if the focus were to shift from fixing the child to adapting the conditions in which the child is growing and learning? There is great power to lessen the incidences of challenging behaviors and increase learning (Katz, 2015) when teachers create learning environments shaped around children’s needs (Clayton & Forton, 2001; Inan, 2009).”





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The Out of the Box Training Kit, "Classrooms As the Root of Challenging Behaviors," helps teachers understand the power that their words have on all domains of children's development. By reading this article and engaging in the experiences, teachers will become more intentional in using language to support children's social-emotional, cognitive, and physical growth, as well as develop relationships with children and families in the early childhood classroom.

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