Hands-On Learning at Preschool
Thursday May 25, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
2700 Westchester Ave, Suite 300
Purchase, NY 10577
Presenter: Arleen Schefflein
Hands-on learning at preschool means the children are active learners throughout the day: exploring
with materials, learning by doing, moving throughout the classroom, and interacting with one another.
The teacher acts as a facilitator – not by telling the children what to do with the materials – but by asking
questions that challenge them to use them in new and creative ways. A teacher skilled at hands-on learning
will often begin their inquiries with how: How can you build that bigger without it falling? How can you
make sure those plants grow healthy? How can you all play together so everyone has a turn? Come and
share your ideas for questioning for deeper meaning!