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Author: Diane Trister Dodge, Bonnie Kittredge
Publisher: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
A well-ordered classroom promotes learning, helps build a classroom community, and frees teachers to observe and interact with children in positive ways. The classroom environment can convey powerful messages to children-"this is a good place to be," "you belong here," "this is a place you can trust," "there are places where you can be by yourself when you want to," "you can do things on your own here," "this is a safe place to explore and try out your ideas." This completely updated bilingual DVD presents concrete ideas for arranging preschool classrooms to purposefully communicate these messages. This version includes narration, captions, and user's guide in both English and Spanish for maximum flexibility when using it for teacher or parent workshops.