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The Child-Friendly Learning Environment
If you don't believe that the place where children learn should be a supportive environment, you might try the Why so Child-Friendly? reflection. Yet, even for those convinced that children learn best in an active and nurturing environment, just how to foster such a place can be a challenge.
Perhaps the best resource for suggestions are the teachers who already create this atmosphere with their students. Please bring your questions and suggestions to the Teachers Talking Discussion so that we can learn and share successful strategies for promoting a child-friendly learning environment.
Finally, a lot has been written on the topic and we have tried to compile as many helpful ideas as possible in the list below. Explore these links. And, again, as you encounter ideas or questions through your reading, please feel free to bring them to the online community we've formed to Discuss Issues.
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