Listening within the Role of the Teacher

At a recent conference, I picked up a very concise booklet,*outlining the values of the educators in Reggio Emilia, Italy.  The authors highlight the importance of listening in their work with young children: “To truly listen, an active attitude of listening between adults, children and the environment is the premise and context of every educational… continue reading

Teachers as Researchers

This week I connected to the powerful observations of Carlina Rinaldi. She is a well known Reggio educator, Pedagogista and Pedagogical Consultant to Reggio Children.  So without a doubt, she is a great source for inspiration to us all.  Her words were especially relevant to my recent work with classroom teachers. Early in the school’s creation, it… continue reading