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Invitations and Provocations ~ Languages of Learning

Invitations and Provocations ~ Languages of Learning

Welcome to the Languages of Learning Monograph! We invite you to peek through “A Window into Invitations and Provocations: Responsive Pedagogy in the Early Years“ We are proud and excited to share with you a monograph that we hope will invite and provoke reflection and […]

The Language of Food: Life, Relationships, and the Human Experience

The Language of Food: Life, Relationships, and the Human Experience

Magic happened today ~ over apples. Kindergarten children are insightful. Profound, really. A source for constant pondering about many things: life, relationships, and the human experience. Sitting chopping apples in preparation for making our first-of-the-season Kindergarten batch of apple sauce; amongst apple peelings, cores, and […]

The Language of Food: Connecting Food to Our Image of the Child

The Language of Food: Connecting Food to Our Image of the Child

“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.” Loris Malaguzzi This past weekend, I traveled to Guelph, Ontario, Canada with my friend and colleague Michelle van Heugten for the opportunity to attend a […]

The Third Educator ~ Languages of Learning

The Third Educator ~ Languages of Learning

Languages of Learning is a resource created for early years educators around the world. The monograph shares with you the learning journey of two early years educators: Michelle van Heugten and Susan Wright. As in every journey, our work includes our own reflections, interpretations, and […]

Top Ten Reggio-Inspired Educators on Social Media

Top Ten Reggio-Inspired Educators on Social Media

It’s incredible to think of the number of people with whom we cross paths. The world seems to be getting smaller. We’re becoming more connected with one another, and for many of us, social media plays a huge part in our lives. Making a learning […]

Reggio-Inspired Educators that Rock  ~   Q & A With Shannon Milson

Reggio-Inspired Educators that Rock ~ Q & A With Shannon Milson

Shannon Milson is an elementary teacher, registered with the Ontario College of Teachers, living and working in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. With over 20+ years of teaching experience, Shannon is currently teaching Kindergarten. Her most recent (and very awesome) educational experience was working as a Student […]

To My New Student ~ A Guest Blog Post by Nadine Osborne

To My New Student ~ A Guest Blog Post by Nadine Osborne

Through social media, I have had the privilege of getting to know many insightful and inspirational educators from around the world. As a way to share my growing professional learning network with you, I will be posting guest blog posts from different people so that […]

Art, Creativity, and Collaboration in Kindergarten

Art, Creativity, and Collaboration in Kindergarten

This masterpiece is one of my favourites. It emerged authentically and early on in the year when children started to explore and share line drawing using chalk outdoors. Along with our guest atelierista, a very large canvas, a jar full of interesting brushes, and a […]

The Possibilities of Learning: A Social Constructivist Approach in the Early Years

The Possibilities of Learning: A Social Constructivist Approach in the Early Years

Attending the Master of Education Program at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I was fortunate to be surrounded by a sea of thought-provoking academics and educators. I distinctly recall existing in a constant state of wonder and reflection. Every philosophy, paradigm, and theory that […]

Sparkles of Gratitude

Sparkles of Gratitude

Everyday, we cross paths with people who inspire us. Standing among these souls, can make us feel as if we’re in the company of shining stars ~ truly! Each one of these inspirations brings a unique sparkle to our world, and in many cases, without […]