Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Teaching Philosophy and Curriculum
Review the major curriculum models and approaches discussed in the chapters this week (e.g. Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Creative Curriculum, etc.). Which model/approach most closely matches your own teaching philosophy? Explain why. Then, suppose that you have started a new teaching position and the curriculum you have been asked to use differs significantly from your teaching philosophy. Explain how you will address this difference. Your initial discussion post should be at least 200 words in length.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two of your classmates with advice on how to address the differences between their teaching philosophy and the required curriculum.