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The York Region Nature Collaborative: Weaving a Reggio inspired Dream Metaphor

The York Region Nature Collaborative: Weaving a Reggio inspired Dream Metaphor | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Louise and I share a dream. We dream about expanding opportunities for young children to be in and with nature on a regular basis. While I daydream, Louise will you tell you about her vivid nocturn...
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Principles of Reggio Inspired Practice

Principles of Reggio Inspired Practice | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
As Diane and I excitedly prepare for the Reggio Inspired Summer Intensive, remembering the wonderful, transformational week we spent with Reggio inspired teachers last year, and looking forward to ...
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The Image of the Child: Where Teaching Begins

The Image of the Child: Where Teaching Begins | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Loris Malaguzzi so eloquently reminded us that our image of the child is where our teaching should begin. It’s necessary that we believe that the child is very intelligent, that the child is strong...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 30, 8:54 PM

I am not convinced about suggesting children are images. I think that we meet children where they are in their learning. That is real and tangible and, most importantly, relational.

 

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Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins: The Exhibit as a Catalyst for Love and Respect Amongst Colleagues

Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins: The Exhibit as a Catalyst for Love and Respect Amongst Colleagues | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Many years ago I declared myself Reggio inspired. Now along with my friend, colleague and blog partner Louise, and in collaboration with Acorn School, under the pedagogical leadership of Rosalba Bo...
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The 2014 Education Exploration Project: An exciting and innovative conference for educators

The 2014 Education Exploration Project: An exciting and innovative conference for educators | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Expand your professional learning network (PLN) Expand your understanding of inquiry based learning Discover the theories of Messing About and Inquiry-based Learning Mess about at the Hawkinʼs Exhi...
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Thinking about thinking – What is your thinking?

Thinking about thinking – What is your thinking? | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Years ago, while conducting research for my doctoral dissertation, I spent the morning in a classroom and was forever changed by a question asked of a child, “what is your thinking?” When “Felicia”...
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Please join us for the next International #ReggioPLC chat

Please join us for the next International #ReggioPLC chat | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Our next Twitter chat is coming up! Please join us on Saturday February 15th for our second International #ReggioPLC chat at 4 pm (EST). We will be discussing the philosophical parallels between Lo...
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The Big Ideas of Messing About

The Big Ideas of Messing About | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Several months ago we blogged about the exhibit, Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins, in anticipation of the opening of the Canadian iteration. Since...
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Progettazione: Reggio-inspired teaching in dialogue with the learning processes of children

Progettazione: Reggio-inspired teaching in dialogue with the learning processes of children | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Louise and I are thrilled that thanks to fellow Reggio inspired educators our Twitter chats at #ReggioPLC have become a dynamic time to connect and collaborate with others from around the world. Ou...
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Reflecting on the Environment as Third Teacher: Join our #ReggioPLC chat

Reflecting on the Environment as Third Teacher: Join our #ReggioPLC chat | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Every other Tuesday at 9 pm (Eastern Time Zone) Diane and I mediate a Twitter chat, “#ReggioPLC.” Our latest topic of conversation was The Environment as Third Teacher. At a recent meeting we both ...
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Our Pedagogical Approach to Professional Learning

Our Pedagogical Approach to Professional Learning | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Louise and I have been teaching adults in the college classroom and beyond for many, many memorable years. Our collaboration has resulted in the provision of personally transformative professional ...
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Few children 'connected to nature'

Few children 'connected to nature' | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Large numbers of children in Britain are missing out on the natural world, a three-year study from the RSPB suggests.
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Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine

Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
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The York Region Nature Collaborative: Weaving a Reggio inspired Dream Metaphor

The York Region Nature Collaborative: Weaving a Reggio inspired Dream Metaphor | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Louise and I share a dream. We dream about expanding opportunities for young children to be in and with nature on a regular basis. While I daydream, Louise will you tell you about her vivid nocturn...
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From Themes to Play-based Emergent Curriculum – Where to Begin?

From Themes to Play-based Emergent Curriculum – Where to Begin? | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Louise and I have often discussed the point of entry for teachers who want to transform their practice, moving away from a theme-based approach to emergent curriculum, which builds on children’s au...
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Five Days in the Forest

Five Days in the Forest | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Louise's Reflections, Resources and Moments Remembered I anticipated our approaching week in the forest with excitement and trepidation. The Forest School Practitioner course, held in Huntsville, O...
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The Aesthetics of Professional Learning

The Aesthetics of Professional Learning | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
As we excitedly anticipate the upcoming 2014 Education Exploration Project at Black Creek Pioneer Village, we reflect on recent professional learning at  Acorn School. This reflection reminds us of...
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Please join us on May 3, 2014 to meet Suzanne Axelsson

Please join us on May 3, 2014 to meet Suzanne Axelsson | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
We are getting excited as we get closer to greeting our friend Suzanne Axelsson on her arrival to Canada from Sweden! Suzanne is the author of the blog Interaction Imagination, and shared her biogr...
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Reggio Inspired Summer Intensive 2014 - Save your spot now!

Reggio Inspired Summer Intensive 2014 - Save your spot now! | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Please join us from August 11 to August 15 for the Second Annual Reggio Inspired Summer Intensive. Looking forward to seeing you there!  
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A Reggio Inspired Journey of Learning and Teaching with Toddlers

A Reggio Inspired Journey of Learning and Teaching with Toddlers | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
As educators we are constantly interpreting, questioning and analyzing our daily observations of our students, in order to better provide support and to guide and facilitate their individual learni...
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RealPrimalConnection: Acorn School: A school with a soul

RealPrimalConnection: Acorn School: A school with a soul | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
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Documenting Collaboration in Teaching and Learning

Documenting Collaboration in Teaching and Learning | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Embracing Reggio principles in practice, Louise and I are committed to research. We see research as an opportunity to act upon our knowledge in a way that is collaborative, creative and critical.  ...
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How can you sustain wonder, curiosity and engagement?

How can you sustain wonder, curiosity and engagement? | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
Diane and I have been having many conversations lately about the role of interests in children’s learning and teacher’s program planning. Diane reminded me of this "long standing" argument with a r...
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Messing About in Denver

Messing About in Denver | Professional learning for early childhood educators | Scoop.it
On October 12th, Louise and I were in Denver, Colorado at the Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT) and participated in a “Messing About” workshop that incorporated the exhibit, Cultivating the Scienti...
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To register for the Canadian opening of the Hawkins exhibit: Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child

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