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  Topic: Parents, China is Not Holding its Children Back!
ktan

Replies: 1
Views: 11315

PostForum: Commentary   Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:20 am   Subject: Parents, China is Not Holding its Children Back!
I quite agree with this. Sir Ken Robinson's talk was really enlightening. Everyone seems caught up in the current system of education and the more we get into it the lesser the chances of bringing out ...
  Topic: Puppetools in the preschool
ktan

Replies: 5
Views: 19247

PostForum: Early Childhood Education   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:23 am   Subject: Need some action here!
Hi all,

Its been a while since there have been any posts in Puppetools.
We are back after a mid-term break and children in my school have all settled back in. So has John the puppet.
This term h ...
  Topic: Puppetools in the preschool
ktan

Replies: 5
Views: 19247

PostForum: Early Childhood Education   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:24 am   Subject: Update
Hi, Here's what John has been upto.
Its been over a week since he has joined his preschool. One day early in the week, I had the children handle John for more time than necessary. The child handling ...
  Topic: Puppetools in the preschool
ktan

Replies: 5
Views: 19247

PostForum: Early Childhood Education   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:10 am   Subject: Look who has come to class today!
Hi Jeff,

I've been actively using the hinge puppet in my class now - a few minutes a day. Today I was quite impressed with the effect it produced. Today I had a new 'child', John, join the class. H ...
  Topic: Are You Using Puppets to Communicate with Young Children?
ktan

Replies: 13
Views: 43325

PostForum: Early Childhood Education   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:31 pm   Subject: Are You Using Puppets to Communicate with Young Children?
Its great to read about all your experiences in your classes. I'm sure if parents too can be convinced about the power of play language, it can work wonders on the child.


Aparna
  Topic: Puppetools in the preschool
ktan

Replies: 5
Views: 19247

PostForum: Early Childhood Education   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:15 pm   Subject: Puppetools in the preschool
Hi Everyone,

I've been away from the forum for a while but have been keeping up with what is happening here. I have been involved with coordinating the activities of a local preschool; the one I ha ...
  Topic: The Education of Norfolk, Mass.
ktan

Replies: 2
Views: 15591

PostForum: Commentary   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:09 pm   Subject: The Education of Norfolk, Mass.
Quite true. Its difficult to say who is to blame. The parents who do not wish anything more than the ordinary for their children and do not mind paying any amount of money to obtain that...or teachers ...
  Topic: Power of Puppet play
ktan

Replies: 1
Views: 10328

PostForum: Town Hall   Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 1:31 pm   Subject: Thanks Connie
Maybe you can show your principal the following article that was written after a TESL workshop that I presented last fall, which focussed on the value of using puppets in the classroom. The article wa ...
  Topic: Power of Puppet play
ktan

Replies: 1
Views: 10328

PostForum: Town Hall   Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 1:25 pm   Subject: Power of Puppet play
Hello Jeff,

I am a bit disappointed with the teacher responses to my suggestions of involving puppets and education. I had mentioned earlier I wanted to use something on the lines of a puppet for ...
  Topic: Educator: Heal Thyself
ktan

Replies: 3
Views: 15064

PostForum: Commentary   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:02 pm   Subject: Educator: Heal thyself
Its a mixed reaction for me when it comes to explaining the challenges I have met in this regard. There are a whole set schools here that belong to the 'old school of thought' that frown upon play for ...
  Topic: Educator: Heal Thyself
ktan

Replies: 3
Views: 15064

PostForum: Commentary   Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:56 pm   Subject: Re: Educator: Heal Thyself
I quite agree with this. Responsiveness and empowerment should indeed be the aim of education. And there is no better way to achieve this than through the language of play. I wish there were more teac ...
  Topic: Puppet Ploys and Scenarios
ktan

Replies: 3
Views: 14445

PostForum: Applications   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:20 pm   Subject: Re: Puppet Ploys and Scenarios
Hi Jeff,


?Wish You Were Here? (Geography, Letter Writing, Class Management)

Maybe if I leave, you can all be happy again and you will not fight. I love all of you and I will miss you very, ve ...
  Topic: Puppets in Middle School
ktan

Replies: 1
Views: 13555

PostForum: Applications   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:01 pm   Subject: My experience
Hi,
I have worked with this age once and if it is of any help I can share my experience. I had a fairly simple workshop where I introduced my puppet (I used a string puppet) and interacted with the ...
  Topic: Elly's Explorations
ktan

Replies: 9
Views: 26948

PostForum: Early Childhood Education   Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:43 pm   Subject: Reply
Thank you for your reply, Jeff. I have not been able to access all the clips as the Internet speed here is a little slow. And I will go through all the articles you have mentioned and tell you about m ...
  Topic: Elly's Explorations
ktan

Replies: 9
Views: 26948

PostForum: Early Childhood Education   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:12 pm   Subject: Follow up and a new query
Hi Jeff,
My six sessions on puppetry and storytelling are over and thinking back, I feel it could have gone better. The children to chose to perform the Giant Turnip as their final puppet show. It wa ...
 
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