Child-centered Education in a Public School Setting (Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin)

Season #1 Episode #3

In this episode, Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin talks about her experience as an early childhood teacher at Mission Hill School in the Boston Public Schools. She unpacks what "child-centered" means and the importance of play and imagination in the learning process. She also discusses the importance of open-ended materials as a learning tool and how teachers can follow a child's curiosity. 

Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin is one of the founders of D.E.Y. (Defending the Early Years) whose mission is to "support the rights and needs of young children." To find out more about all the work  D.E.Y. does, visit their website:

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