free choice in preschool

What Do Teachers Do During Free Choice

Invitation

Invitations, Provocations and Reflective Practice

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. When I first began teaching early childhood education about three decades ago, there were many discussions about the language that we use to name what we do. I rememb…

7 Creative Ways to Play with Loose Parts | Be inspired to try a new way of playing with loose parts today. 7 favourite activities for kids! | Little Worlds Big Adventures

7 Creative Ways to Play with Loose Parts

Be inspired to try a new way of playing with loose parts today. 7 favourite activities for kids!

Why I Don't Like Play Based Learning

Why I Don't Like Play Based Learning

The term "play based learning" now evokes in me a much different feeling than it once did. Something like nails on a chalkboard perhaps? If adults are directing, is it play?

Making Learning Visible Through Pedagogical Documentation

Making Learning Visible Through Pedagogical Documentation- from "Think, Feel, Act: Lessons from Research about Young Children", 2013

Reggio inspired math book cover

Worksheets don’t Work: Try Reggio-Inspired Mathematics!

Reggio-Inspired Mathematics by Richmond School District ≈≈ This booklet documents our school district's collaborative inquiry project looking at how Reggio-inspired practices can inform and enhance primary mathematics teaching and learning.

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. When I was asked to present a workshop that focused on the links between literacy, nature and the Reggio Emilia Approach at the Reading for the Love of It conference I…

The Links between Literacy, Nature and the Principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. When I was asked to present a workshop that focused on the links between literacy, nature and the Reggio Emilia Approach at the Reading for the Love of It conference I…

What is your image of the child?

Emergent Curriculum, Reggio, and Inquiry: Coming to Terms with Terms

Friends don't let friends hand out worksheets

Step Away from the Photocopier: Learning through Play #nomoreworksheets

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. The worksheet debate rages on! Even with research and alternatives that are play-based and hands-on, their use is still being defended. The fact is worksheets are not .

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