“Higher order thinking” are that new IT words we hear in education. But what do it really mean and how does ‘higher order thinking’ look in pre-k?
Center time is about as chaotic as your day can get. It is also the most important part of your day because this is when we work with small groups, time for student play, and is the time when most of the ‘problems’ occur. I have found that an organized approach to center time helps you, and the students, stay on task, and get the most out of your structured time.
Don’t fall for it! Chances are that if you’ve heard this before, whatever they want won’t be quick. Nope, it will be painfully slow and it will be an interruption during an important time in your day.