Inspirations from Italy – Reggio Emilia

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.25.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25.3″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25.3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.25.3″] This spring I had the opportunity to travel, with a group of colleagues from my graduate  program at Portland State University, to Reggio Emilia, Italy to tour the schools. While I have many thoughts to share about my trip, I want to focus on teacher preparation in a community that features emergent curriculum, […]

Fostering Inclusion in the Classroom

I am constantly amazed and impressed by the group of kiddos I have in my class. When the school year began back in September, my co-teachers and I immediately noticed how quickly the children began connecting to one another and how strong their desire was to create a sense of community with peers and teachers. Over the next seven months, […]

Sparking conversation about children’s “rights”

New documentary sparking conversation about children’s “rights” makes Seattle premiere Dec 8 On December 8, Hilltop Educator Institute hosts Seattle’s premiere of the groundbreaking short documentary film about what can we learn of children’s views about their world, if we listen to children’s ideas and closely observe their actions.  “The Voices of Children” tells the story of an international team […]