A table is set with brushes and a pumpkin at the center. As the children make their way to the experience they get to pick which color they would like to begin with as well as the quantity that is distributed. The teacher talks about Fall. The children are free to paint by hand or… More Another Mentoring Moment
Branches Atelier Preschool / Toddler Teacher Position by reggioinspirations Branches Atelier Preschool/Toddler Teacher Position Branches Atelier is an innovative, dynamic preschool with a home-like quality, nestled in a beautiful campus in Culver City, California. We are looking for an energetic, passionate, creative, warm, friendly, nurturing and self-motivated teacher to join our Reggio inspired learning community. Prospective applicants should… More Teaching Position: Branches Atelier, Culver City, CA
Hearing a child and seeing them happens in an instance. It is the teacher’s greatest challenge to be open to those meaningful exchanges. While making sure that the practical things in the classroom are being tended to the teacher must also leave space in her mind’s eye to receive children’s behaviors as something deeper than… More Little Moments that are Significant
There is one frame of mind that is the center stone for a teacher’s transition into this philosophy. That is one marker determines one success or failure. What is this piece? Humility Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own… More Transitioning Into Reggio Teacher: Part II
I have trained/mentored countless teachers. No matter what their background or how many years of experience they have had, there are two factors that have to exist in order for them to “get” Reggio. In this post I will address the first one. Realizing and accepting that all children are individuals. It seems easy enough,… More Transitioning into a Reggio Teacher
There are many reasons why I love the Reggio Philosophy: It is child centered, It is idea driven, It promotes collaboration, It allows for children and adults to have an equal voice, It’s documentation displays the thinking that is shared between peers, The list goes on and on. BUT….. Reggio does have its weaknesses. One… More What About the The Other Kids?
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson Progressive School Los Angeles is doing this. A small, driven and committed group of parents is working day and night to create what is missing in the Los Angeles area. They are founding… More Daring to Create a New Vision- PS:LA