Floor Books

The use of floor books, where young children are supported to generate their own questions is very much part of the Learning Challenge ™ Approach.

The film clip gives one example of a teacher working in this way with her children. The children are expected to come to the focused activity having thought through a question they would wish to ask related to the Learning Challenge. In this case parents have been involved in discussions with their children about the Learning Challenge and this is very much encouraged as part of the principle.

The film shows: the initial discussions with the children, the children discussing their thoughts about the chosen question, finding the solution by using an iPad and children making decisions about the activity they want to pursue.

In addition, the slides gives you the outcomes from this focused task which helps you to see the learning that has taken place.