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by Susan Ramsay and Guest Contributors

Category: Articles
Awe and Wonder

Awe and Wonder

In an instant the notice of one child changed everything. He had looked up and saw something that none of us had seen before. Wonder leads us to question and seek answers. Awe connects us, builds relationships, a sense of well-being and belonging within the world. Young children live out experiences of awe and wonder seamlessly every day. But do we?

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Teacher Appreciation – Our Dandelion Story is written for you.

Teacher Appreciation – Our Dandelion Story is written for you.

I’ve been learning about dandelions – learning that they are packed with calcium, iron and vitamins C and A. I have become more appreciative too of their importance in springtime to bees and other pollinators. But it wasn’t until I stumbled upon The Dandelion Story by Lin that I made a connection between dandelions and the cosmos.

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Harnessing Virtual Co-working for Early Learning Educators

Harnessing Virtual Co-working for Early Learning Educators

In the digital age, the concept of working alongside others has evolved beyond physical spaces, introducing virtual co-working as a dynamic tool for professionals across various fields. For early learning educators, who often juggle extensive planning and creativity in their programs, virtual co-working offers an innovative solution to common challenges.

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The Power of Art in Children’s Learning

The Power of Art in Children’s Learning

It was beautiful! Colours, nature, light, reflection, shadow – space, materials, and artist tools all silently inviting young children to come and explore, test out, imagine, and create. This atelier was not a single room designated for children’s artistic expression....

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Einstein Recommends

Einstein Recommends

There once was a story told of a woman who dreamed of her child growing into a renowned scientist. She approached Einstein and asked him, “What should I do to increase the intelligence of my child?” Einstein hesitated, and then responded quite simply, “Read him fairy...

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The Magic of Listening

The Magic of Listening

A pedagogy of listening has no outside rules that can be applied. Instead, it grows from within, through an open and reflective spirit; through an intention to observe and question, to be open and honest with myself, and to recognize moments of hope and joy in each and every child.

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