Top Pins- Nature Inspired Play Activities for Kids
I love Pinterest for many reasons… including finding really neat and inspiring play activities for the kids. Not only are the photographs beautiful, but the ideas give me inspiration when pl…
What is a provocation?
For a long time I struggled with understanding the place and power of provocations. A few years ago I had a huge ah-ha moment. I am in an inquiry. I am a researcher. With each provocation - new understandings emerge. I love that it is a process of learning for both myself and the children. We are in it together. So what follows is my experience with provocation. Is it everything there is to know? I hope not! Provocations are experiences I set-up in response to children’s interests and ideas…
A Reggio Inspired Thanksgiving Feast - Meri Cherry
This past summer I made a big change and got a new job at a Reggio based school in Los Angeles. I had been learning more and more about the Reggio approach to learning and when I came across a little Reggio preschool in Los Angeles, I knew it was the right place for me. As […]
Every year on September 15, innovative educators around the world celebrate International Dot Day by making time to encourage their students’ creativity. We participated by making our mark at our school too. The dot above was created by a kindergartner. I think it's PERFECTION! This is one of the dot displays in our school. Fourth grade created a collaborative dot. Each student got 1/4 of a dot and then we put all of the pieces together. They loved this! Dot Day was inspired by The Dot…
Reggio Children Inspired: Photo
I am a NYC teacher inspired by the the practice of the Reggio Emilia Approach. In 2005, I attended an educator’s conference in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Over the past years, my practice has changed and the creativity is booming! . I have a new Emergent Curriculum happening in my classroom every year, and Recycled Arts is an important focus of mine. It is amazing, the inspiration that stems from this little town in Italy.