MODELING AND ROLE PLAYING
For example, a child wants to join a small group of children playing ball. Instead of asking to join, the child runs into the game and kicks the ball away. The teacher can takes this opportunity to assist the child who wants to join by modeling the words and action he/she can use to ask the children to join their game, then encouraging the child to use those same words to 'ask' to join the group. There are also times when our teachers will 'present' small lessons to the group of children or a small group during periods of classroom discovery time or work time. The teacher sets up various situations where the children are invited to participate in modeling or role play what/how the scenario should play out. Under the guidance of the teacher, children learn useful skills during a calm, relaxed time of day.