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"
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"
To examine our assumptions and observations of communication, I watched a show that I do not normally watch and viewed it first with the sound off, then with the sound on to determine if my assumptions based on viewing their communication/non-verbal styles was accurate. I’m not sure whats show I viewed, as it was on […]Read more "Interpreting Relationships through Communication"
Recently, in one of the assignments I completed for my Masters course, we were asked to reflect on some questions regarding different bias’ and “-isms” such as racism, sexism, and heterosexual-ism. One experience that I would like to share for the purpose of this blog post is one that I experienced and was witness to […]Read more "The surprise of bias"
This week, while examining an experience of observed microaggression (brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people’s differences/races/preferences), I was easily able to pinpoint one I wish to highlight for you. I have a family that joined us […]Read more "Microaggression in Early Childhood"
Recently, the Zero to Three organization has been focusing on STEM Education in the early and formative years. I think this is such an important perspective to share, as often times, science and inquisitive thinking is brushed off and questions from these little minds are answered too quickly without providing opportunities to problem solve, ask […]Read more "Zero to Three – STEM Education"
This week I have attempted to set up some contacts from outside of the US in regards to Early Childhood Education. I chose to focus on setting up contact with professionals or experts who embrace the Reggio Emelia approach to learning as I feel it is an incredibly effective way of learning about the world […]Read more "Contacts Around the World!"
Added to my Pages is now a Connections to Play page. This page will consist of my reflection on play in my life, both then and now. It will also provide insight into my thoughts and interpretations on play and it’s transformation and changes over the years. You can visit this page, or any other […]Read more "Connections to Play"
Taking a walk down memory lane and sharing some of my most favorite activities and play items from my own youth…Read more "The Essentials of my Youth"
I’d like to take some time to share some assumptions we can have about other countries and their educational systems found from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. It stands out most to me that, in education, so many times assumptions are made, and comparisons drawn and these assumptions and comparisons take on their […]Read more "Assessment Assumptions – World View"