#5: STEM

 Good afternoon! 🙂 I’m back with my final installment to my mini series of blog posts.  If you’ve just joined the conversation please take some time to read through my other blogs.  As always, please like and share this posting so others can join the conversation!  I enjoy learning from others too! Today’s discussion willContinue reading “#5: STEM”

#4: Parent Involvement in a Reggio Inspired Preschool

   Hi!  I’m back with number four in my mini-series!  Please join the discussions, like and share these blog posts so others can have opportunities to join and share their experiences too! 🙂 Today I would like to open discussions around parent involvement in Reggio Emilia inspired preschools.  A Reggio inspired school is just that, anContinue reading “#4: Parent Involvement in a Reggio Inspired Preschool”

#3 Individual & Mixed Age Benefits

 Hi! 🙂 Today I would like to open discussions around individual, mixed-age and small class size benefits.  Anyone out there running their own in-home or small preschool, please feel free to join the conversation!  Any parents out there who would like to discuss what their experiences are raising and home-schooling their young preschool aged children,Continue reading “#3 Individual & Mixed Age Benefits”

#2: Traditional vs. Progressive Early Education

 Hello!  I am back for the second installment of my new mini blog series. Please check out my other posts and join the conversation! 🙂 Today I am delving into comparing traditional and progressive early education.  This posting is based on my own experiences through the years being both an early learning teacher and an elementaryContinue reading “#2: Traditional vs. Progressive Early Education”

New Series: #1 The Early Learning Profession

Hello, everyone! 🙂 I am starting a new series of blog posts centered around early education as a profession.  This is a very broad topic and at times personal one, so I will only be discussing certain points that have affected my experiences in teaching.  Please join the conversation if you have experiences you wouldContinue reading “New Series: #1 The Early Learning Profession”

Emotional Development and the Whole Child in a Reggio Emilia Inspired School

    Hello again, If you would like to continue the discussion from earlier today than stick around! 🙂 Emotional development is often paired together with social development, yet just as social can stand alone somewhat, so can emotional.  Emotional development is just what it reads as; the process by which human beings acquire an understandingContinue reading “Emotional Development and the Whole Child in a Reggio Emilia Inspired School”

Documenting & Honoring The Child & Social/ Emotional Development

    Welcome back! 🙂 Today we will continue discussing ways to document children’s learning while adding how to honor the whole child and their social/emotional development.  So if you are an early learning teacher or parent, please join this conversation with me!  You may private message if you do not with to share withContinue reading “Documenting & Honoring The Child & Social/ Emotional Development”

Documenting the journey

Happy Wednesday! 🙂 If you would like to join the conversation, today we are discussing how documenting a child’s learning journey doesn’t have to be a difficult process.  There are many different ways we can document learning and how much or little detail and time given to any provocation or project depends on the child/Continue reading “Documenting the journey”

The Third Teacher?

    Today’s discussion will revolve around the classroom as a “third teacher”.  Having a preschool that is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education, I have reflected and enjoyed the many years of learning how the classroom is like a third teacher. If any of you have ideas, thoughts, and experiences around this topicContinue reading “The Third Teacher?”

Summer to Autumn

 The month of September often is bittersweet due to the summer season ending and the autumn approaching.  Don’t get me wrong, I love autumn, but it is always a bit sad when the warmer summer months leave.  The hydrangea I have in my yard is one of my favorite flowers because it has two lives. TheContinue reading “Summer to Autumn”