There are TWO parts.
Teaching Philosophy and Curriculum:
Review the major curriculum models and
approaches discussed in the chapters this week (e.g. Montessori, Reggio Emilia,
Creative Curriculum, etc.). Which model/approach most closely matches
your own teaching philosophy? Explain why. Then, suppose that you
have started a new teaching position and the curriculum you have been asked to
use differs significantly from your teaching philosophy. Explain how you
will address this difference. Your initial discussion post should be at
least 200 words in length.
reading the NAEYC’s Key
Messages of the Position Statement on
developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), describe at least two challenges in
implementing DAP in early childhood classrooms. Why do you think these
would be challenging? Your initial discussion post should be at least 200
words in length.