RIE Method: CD 356 Reflection 2

My favorite points of this method is the slow pace at which everything is conducted. “Slowing down allows the baby to actively participate rather than just passively comply.” (61). The teachers role is to appropriately set the pace of the day and the pace of the interactions to maximize the engagement of the baby.

In discussion with classmates we talked about how these standards are ideals of what we are striving to be, but it may not always be realistic or manageable in real life. I agree and disagree with this statement. I think that these ideals can definitely be reached however it will also be a learning and growing process in interacting like this. Although this method emphasizes the slowness, it requires a much more active engagement from the teacher still. The teacher’s must be patient, attentive, engaged, and present.

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