So Spring is in the air and children in my centre are in love. Asha chases Jim and Jim taunts Asha with his charm. Asha declares “I’m going to get you Jim and then I am going to kiss you.”
Words that have me pondering how to proceed. Do I allow the game to continue? . . . → Read More: A Solution
Watching children’s creative processes always amazes me. You really get to know children through the way they create. Their work tells you something, even random paint splotches tell you something. You get to know the children through their art and the process in which they engage with the materials. I know that Eunice . . . → Read More: I wonder why?
I know this amazing family who when they heard a baby needed adopting because his young parents were not able to care for him said “We will love him.”
It took almost a year before the foster system would allow them to bring him home due to cross province . . . → Read More: We Never Really Know
“If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.”
Yesterday while outside a child came up to me with the glimmer of . . . → Read More: The Heart Shaped Leaf
Kim and I have been talking advocacy lately. Speaking engagements are becoming opportunities to pull out our soapboxes and implore all early care and learning professionals to speak up, and advocate for ourselves, the children and the families we work with.
Kim’s rant yesterday talked about the pressure. Mine is about the outside forces . . . → Read More: What Kind of Educators are We Allowed to Be?