Learning language is a social experience and requires symbolic processing. The relationship between thought and word is “not a thing, but a process, a continual movement back and forth from thought to word and from word to thought” (Vygotsky, 1962, p. 125).
The STEM school’s classroom has a schedule that allows for students to discover stations created by the teacher based on the month’s theme. Each week there will be 2-3 explore station added. These stations will derive questions during learning time.
Moreover, we allow students to develop ideas through dramatic, play, journaling and story telling.