August 15, 2011

A Child's Interests

My thoughts and impression of Light Up Your Child's Mind by Joseph Renzulli, PhD, and Sally Reis, PhD and Andrea Thompson

I started reading this book after stumbling upon the word, Interest-A-lyzer, in Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer. For more about what I learned form Miller click HERE.

This book is quite different than the ones I have been reading this summer. I wonder why it is that people with a PhD feel they have to be grandiloquent? I would still read their book if they used easier terms. Wouldn't you? That aside, I learned and thought a lot while reading this book.

I relearned that I need to focus on how each child learns best and work on including different options in my classroom. There are so many factors to take into account. Who they work with, the sound level, the lighting level, temperature, setting, time of day, level of mobility, and even the amount of snacks.

I plan to post more on what I learned in the new future as soon as my project is done. :) I'm excited to share.

1 comment:

  1. I love that you used the word "grandiloquent" to say that they should use simpler words. :-) I had to look it up, but now I have a new vocabulary word!

    Amy @ First Things First