Part of what I do as an early childhood education/child development consultant is help schools recast the Reggio Emilia Approach and transform their schools to become more “Reggio Inspired.” My program is a comprehensive and intensive experience where we focus on the teachers, the classroom environments and the overall school philosophy/environment/curriculum. I also provide workshops on the different aspects of the approach and how to incorporate them into your school. Below is the framework for my personalized program: Continue reading “Transforming your school to become “Reggio-Inspired””
No way. The hundred is there.
As I educate my early childhood preservice teachers, I continually remind myself that young children are amazing creatures who have the curiosity and potential to be active participants in their own learning. A little reminder from Reggio Emilia: Continue reading “No way. The hundred is there.”
Make-Your-Own Light Table (and add some Reggio Emilia to your life)
Before becoming a college professor and developing my Early Childhood Education program, I was privileged enough to teach infants, toddlers and preschoolers at a Reggio Emilia-inspired laboratory school at Virginia Tech. While a teacher at the school, I worked deeply with the Reggio philosophy and was able to see what can happen when teachers listen to children and follow their lead in their learning. Continue reading “Make-Your-Own Light Table (and add some Reggio Emilia to your life)”