“What started in November with the idea to build a boat led to a pretty in-depth investigation that consumed this group for months,” explains Ocean Kneeland, who runs the Waldorf- and Reggio-inspired playschool in Shawnigan Lake. … here is an article about a boat investigation that led to an exhibit.
Here is an interesting article about standardized testing written by Jessica Lussenhop. I wonder how teachers, parents and law makers would feel about the “quality” data they get in return.
“Suit Faults Test Preparation at Preschool” by Jenny Anderson of the New York Times is an interesting article. I am struck not by the academic or philosophical implications or even by the state of the educational system. The issue at hand is at what point does a parent become proactive? Does waiting until graduation to … More Suing a preschool?
Many of us will agree that the state of elementary education in America is in bad shape. Efforts to introduce young preschoolers and their families to a different way of thinking only to feed them into a frightening system in a couple of years is disheartening to say the least. Parents are increasingly becoming aware … More One Way To Buck The System
The January Book Study (Reggio Children’s Dialogues With Places) has been moved from Sunday, January 2, 2011 to Sunday, January 30, 2011. Location and time remain the same: Open Book’s Coffee Gallery, 1011 Washington Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415. 3:00 – 4:30. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. No fee to participate beyond purchase of the book. Dialogues … More Reggio Inspired Network of Minnesota
It must be noted that there is no such thing as one answer, at least not where education is concerned. There are a multitude of students, parents, teachers, learning styles and perspectives. With the abundance of energy levels, personalities and quirks it is foolish to think that Reggio is the answer for all. Here is … More Beachcomber Community School: Fanny Bay, Comox Valley
After much hard work teachers have finally been heard. Senate Bill 1381 is the change that California kindergartener needs. If passed all children starting kindergarten must be 5 years by Sept. 1 instead of Dec. 2. Click here for the Mercury News.com article. Unlike other papers, this one gives you the background of the grass-roots efforts … More CA Senate Bill 1381: Kindergarten Change