New Workshops at Possibilities ECE

New Workshops at Possibilities ECE

At Possibilities ECE, our work is focused around the belief that children are creators of their knowledge through long-term project learning. What we have in common is our shared value of children’s endless possibilities.

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Boundaries

Boundaries

When immersed in play, children enjoy taking risks and challenging themselves physically and mentally. Children are always searching for the limit of their current potential and are motivated to push that potential to achieve a goal. Adults can learn a fresh perspective from children about risk and reward.

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Learning Together

Learning Together

Learning together is the work that we do as educators, to hold space for children as they construct knowledge in their own way, at their own pace. Learning together is shaped by the image of the child you hold. 

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Our Daily Work is Professional Development

Our Daily Work is Professional Development

Recently I was in Reggio Emilia on a study tour of the Municipal schools. The experience of visiting Reggio Emilia was a sensory overload of information and insight, but the one idea that stuck with me the most during the trip was the Reggio educator’s view of professional development.

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Interactions

Interactions

There are many types of adult/child relationships that occur over the course of a day in the classroom. In reflecting on interactions between adults and children, I see several types of interaction patterns emerge. These patterns are not inclusive of all interactions; they are just how I am starting to think about my practice.

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Engaging in Self Compassion

Engaging in Self Compassion

Each year I promise myself that winter will be my quiet season – a time for rest and reflection and to revisit my thoughts. As we start March, I realize that another winter season has passed by and my plans for renewal were buried once again under a to-do list that is without end.

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The Old Dog Learns a New Trick

The Old Dog Learns a New Trick

My practice with children has consisted of working in primary (3-6 years) and elementary (6-12 years). I have practiced in variety of programs and philosophies and have seen the benefits of each one and how they encourage children to seek understanding of their wonderings and be the initiator of their learning.

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Reflections on 2016’s Professional Goals, Some Success and Some Opportunities

Reflections on 2016’s  Professional Goals, Some Success and Some Opportunities

I created a post last January about my professional goals for 2016. This January I wanted to see how I performed and what progress I made over the past year, as 2016 has been busy beyond my wildest dreams in terms of professional work. The experiences I had changed my thinking and led to some important discoveries that are the foundation for my work in 2017.

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Public Investments in the Emotional Labor of Early Childhood Education

Public Investments in the Emotional Labor of Early Childhood Education

Professional development system platforms such as career lattices or Registries, QRIS, Licensing, and quality initiatives are gaining traction nationally. The systems are often designed to raise quality by well meaning individuals and agencies that do not always understand the complexity of early childhood. 

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