Friends

Friends

Educators in early education and school age care often utilize the word “friends” to describe an entire class or group of children. All persons in the learning community have the potential to be a friend. Children learn about friendship from a young age as they move away from parallel play and into more complex play situations.

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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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What is a Learning Experience?

What is a Learning Experience?

The following are the seven main actions I observed as children were engaged in the learning experience. This is a unique journey for each child and is not as programmed and standardized as we may be led to believe.

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What is Pedagogy? What is a Curriculum?

What is Pedagogy? What is a Curriculum?

In our work with children, we all experience the influence of these two educational elements. The amount of influence these elements have on our practice and the way people view education is often based on their beliefs about these elements. 

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Light Through Texture - Digital Projections

Light Through Texture - Digital Projections

Light is the foundation of digital projections in the classroom. This type of work asks us to extend our thinking beyond what is solid and what can be transformed as light encounters other materials.

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Maker Spaces

Maker Spaces

The ethos of the maker movement aligns well with constructivist practices. Children in maker spaces are invited to create something from the available materials and to experiment, construct, and iterate, as the work becomes the vehicle for learning.

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The Benefits of Free Play

The Benefits of Free Play

What are the benefits of free play? How often do children participate in free play versus organized activities? I discovered an interesting article and study and wanted to share a few thoughts in hope of creating more understanding.

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The Magic Potion

The Magic Potion

This is a story about one child beginning an investigation of potion making. What were the observations of the educator and the implications of this journey for the other children in the program?

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The Purpose of Education

The Purpose of Education

I wonder if we have reached a point where the factory model of education needs some updating? Is it possible for education to transform into something that encourages children to learn how to learn, so they can explore different interests over a lifetime?

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Socially Interactive

Socially Interactive

When choosing their own work, often children are engaged with other children and much of the process of exploring their wonderings is done in collaboration. The process of discovery and creation then becomes a place for social interaction

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The Lego Community

The Lego Community

When the children are choosing work and have time to be mindful in their creative process, a collaborative effort blossoms. The collaboration begins with a discussion then turns to action as the ideas expressed are attempted and refined.

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Online Learning at Possibilities ECE

Online Learning at Possibilities ECE

At Possibilities ECE, we want to share small acts of service within the Early Childhood Education Community. The classes we offer come from a desire to use our experience and knowledge to share with others, so children, families, educators, and the learning community will grow and thrive.

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