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One Million Reasons to say Thank You!

 When I began this blog 10 years ago, I never expected to see so much response…

In the Spirit of Collaboration

The word collaboration, when combined with educational perspectives, is tossed around more than a ball in…

Yesterday’s Children

Many, but not all parts of the world, have come a long way in the manner…

Respect for the Child

Our schools closed mid March,   for what we thought would be a two week shut down…

Think beyond Paper

The First Week with the Colour Orange A traditional approach to engaging children in the exploration…

Keep Your Sense of Wonder

Someone recently asked me when I would be retiring or if I at least was thinking…

Never Quit and Greatness becomes Inevitable

I often find myself reflecting on children’s abilities to tackle new tasks, solve problems and meet …

Lost in the Noise

If you are a baby boomer you will remember a childhood filled with adventure; days playing…

Find Inspiration in Experiences from the Past

It can be challenging to be at your best all the time. Being a teacher is…

There is Always time to Marvel

It’s hard to believe that at times you may feel that you are at a loss…

The Liminal Space-The Great In Between

What is the Liminal Space? “The Latin word for threshold. A time between the what was…

Let us Wonder Together

This week I found myself redesiging the JK-Sk classroom. While I was in the room, I…

Expectations and Reality

It’s been a busy and exciting summer at Reggio Kids.  We hosted educators from abroad and…

The Outdoor Classroom

The Outdoor Classroom There is much to be considered when we look at the possibilities of what…

Leave Behind the Best Part of Yourself

I’m often conflicted about finding the best way to “train” teachers or at best to inspire…

Leonardo DaVinci

A few months ago I was in Indigo looking for a few new books to read…