The thirst for knowledge can introduce the student of today to a wild array of education resource tools and materials that make learning easier to access, easier to learn, and a lot more fun than ever before. In fact, today’s world of education has very little in common with the traditional school house of old.
A quick glance into a classroom today will reveal education resource tools that seem to be a lot more fun and engaging than they once were. It seems that the younger the student, the more lively the learning tools.
Knowing that even the smallest boys and girls find dinosaurs irresistible, one pre-kindergarten teacher used them to lavishly decorate the classroom for the first day of school. Using them as decoration, conversation starters, and education resources, she placed dinosaur posters on every wall, lined up plastic dino skeletons along bookshelves and desk tops, hung pterodactyl mobiles around the room, and had plenty of dinosaur-related projects in store for the first few days of school.
No doubt this teacher’s enthusiasm and creativity are education resources just as valuable as the dinosaurs. Her plan worked beautifully. Shy four-year-olds spending the day away from home for the first time quickly forgot about being scared and animated chatter quickly filled the room as the children discovered new dinosaurs on display and shared their own wealth of knowledge of all things dinosaur with their new classmates.
This crafty teacher didn’t limit her education resources to the dinosaurs, though. Knowing children quickly tire of the same thing, she had some surprises in mind.
After a few dinosaur-filled weeks had gone by and Halloween approached, the children came to school to find all the dinosaurs gone and Halloween decorations up instead. This motif became the education resource she used to teach bone structure, holidays, and folklore.
Never missing an opportunity, this teacher uses the calendar as a valuable education resource by changing the decorative motif of the classroom to match the events of the season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Valentine’s Day, and all the other social events that come along.
By filling her classroom with decorations that are, in fact, learning tools, she is able to incorporate social events all year long into education resources that keep her students’ busy young minds alert and ready for more.
And, somehow, along the way, the kids are learning the three Rs and how to mind their Ps and Qs, just like the kids did in those very prim and proper school houses of old. They’re just having a lot more fun learning it all.