To those of you reading who have been my peers in my program of study, specifically those who have been reading our weekly discussions and posts, you may now hopefully understand and see where the banner image from my blog comes from – the handprints. This notion of “leaving my mark” on people – children, […]Read more "Time Well Spent"
The last opportunity to widen our scope and our view of Early Childood Education we can look one step further and consider the wide variety of international contributors, organizations and roles that can make a valuable impact on our professions or on us as professionals. In my area, I’ve considered organizations in the Lehigh Valley […]Read more "International Roles in Early Childhood Education"
Widening our view of Early Childood Education and considering the notion of a Community of Practice, with a better understanding of roles within our local and state professioal circle, it is now important to look even further and consider National and Federal contributors, organizations and roles that can play a role in our professions. In […]Read more "National and Federal Roles in Early Childhood Education"
In considering the notion of a Community of Practice (or group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly), it is important to look at the areas around yourself and how those existing agencies can contribute to your professional […]Read more "Local and State Roles in Early Childhood Education"
Something that we have used in our company quite a bit is learning about Emotional Intelligence and learning more about ourselves and our teammates by using the DISC profile and assessment. Each individual is filtered into one of four categories a D (dominant) an I (influence), an S (steadfastness) and C (contentiousness). Most people are […]Read more "Emotional Intelligence – DISC D"
Collaboration and support are such a cornerstone to everything I believe in, not only within the program that I oversee, but in the overarching community of Early Childhood Education. I am excited to continue on to my last four courses for my Masters program and through the end of the year, really focus on myself […]Read more "Collaboration"
The final stages of a group are something I’ve never really considered before now. I always just kind of thought of two groups of people – ones in my life and ones that are not, no matter what groups they “belonged” to within my life. I’m well-versed in building a team, selecting a team, growing […]Read more "Final Stages of a Group"
Previously we were asked to not only evaluate how we feel about our perception of our communication and listening skills but also get some honest feedback from others on how they perceive our communication and listening. In my own assessment of my skills, my results showed that I scored low in my anxiety regarding communication. […]Read more "Communication Evaluation"
Getting back on track after sorting things out in my day-to-day life. The exhaustion, doctors appointments and inability to concentrate on a darn thing is passing and I’m getting back to being the busy, crazy life I’m used to. I will be posting this weeks assignments this weekend to stay on track, but welcome your […]Read more "Conflict Strategies"
I apologize to my readers and classmates as I have been MIA recently. I have been dealing with the recovery of my body and my heart after experiencing the loss of our expected child.Read more "Life’s Challenges"