Wednesday, February 06, 2008

CM and RDI Worlds Collide!

For the past year, I blogged the similarities between the Charlotte Mason and Relationship Development Intervention. I have covered in great detail the parallels between Charlotte Mason and one of the books on the RDI hot list (Awakening Children's Minds). The Winter 2007 issue of The Review published by ChildLightUSA, an organization dedicated to the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education, confirms exactly what I have been thinking for a long time. If you read any article from the free, online magazine, check out "Is Sequencing and Ordering the Curriculum Important for Scaffolding Learning?" by Carroll Smith. His insightful article covers the following topics:
  • The Sequenced General Curriculum
  • The Scaffolded Curriculum
  • Prior Knowledge
  • Vygotsky: Thought and Language
  • Vygotsky: Social Interaction
  • Vygotsky: Zone of Proximal Development and Scaffolding
  • Inside a Mason Context
  • Daily Scaffolded Learning through Narration
  • Six Steps of the Narration Sequence
  • Store of Common Information

Does it sound familiar?!?!?!?

Snoopy Dancing and Victory Lapping in Carolina!


Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

BWHAA!!! Isn't that what I said...i opened the journal first. then just peeked at the blog. Totally cool!

walking said...

Yep, that and they are posting the audio files from last year's conference!

A Double Snoopy Dance Day!

poohder said...

Tammy, this is very exciting. I enjoyed his article AND YOURS very much. Look forward to the continued ideas he is sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. I enjoyed the article and perusing the magazine.

Anonymous said...

Yes, thank you for the link. I noticed the dates for the conference are in June. exciting. sincerely, dianeG.

MasterpieceMom said...

Thanks for keeping all of us up to date on all this stuff. I still haven't had a chance to read it yet, but have printed it out and will probably read it while i'm waiting to get my license at the DMV. LOL