Reggio Emilia Inspired Conference

Greetings!  About a month ago, I attended an inspiring conference regarding the use of clay in the Reggio inspired classroom.  Educators from all over attended.  Once again, Michigan Inspirations designed a professional development experience open to all, especially interested parents, friends and teachers at the Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center.  Read their conference summary below… continue reading

Inspiration from Other Reggio Emilia Inspired Schools

Two weeks ago I visited three Reggio Emilia inspired schools in Indiana. I toured and talked with leaders at two public programs in Indianapolis and a private program in South Bend.  My intentions behind the visits included understanding constructs schools create to support their interpretation of the approach, the environments and networking with other Reggio… continue reading

What is a portfolio?

Scheduling forms have recently come home inviting you to attend your child’s Portfolio Day.  For new and returning families alike, I wanted to share our work to develop and use portfolios.  The portfolio is a collection of student work.  By the end of your child’s time at the GRCDC, you will leave with work from kindergarten – fifth grade that… continue reading

Reggio Inspiration on Pinterest

I had the pleasure to meet another educator inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. She is a community college professor in teacher education. Lehigh Community College is located in Pennsylvania. Search for Melanie Wursta on Pinterest for photographed examples of their interpretation of the Reggio approach. Images and thinking about Reggio connections to he Common… continue reading

Reggio Resources

Resources and publications about the Reggio Emilia approach can be found at the Reggio Children website.  It is the website to seek out for information right from Reggio Emilia, Italy.  It includes research, texts for purchase, upcoming professional development opportunities and more.  If you are interested in talking about any Reggio Emilia ideas or principles, I… continue reading