Our Image of the Child

What is Reggio and why in the heck are you doing it ? No one has really asked me  ” why in the heck ”  I have adopted the Reggio philosophy but I might have asked myself that a time or two. Many might look at Reggio in action and think — well, how are […]

” The Hundred Languages of Children “

The Hundred Languages No way. The hundred is there. The child is made of one hundred. The child has a hundred languages a hundred hands a hundred thoughts a hundred ways of thinking of playing, of speaking. A hundred always a hundred ways of listening of marveling, of loving a hundred joys for singing and […]

What is Community

Community is a hard concept for children to understand.  We just had our Thanksgiving Meal at the community building so when I asked the children what “community ” is their answers made sense. “It is a big building where you sing.” “You go there to eat.” “There is a stage .” Yes ! That is […]

Reggio Round TWO!

>Today I returned to the school that embraces the Reggio Emelia style of teaching .  This time I had Randy in tow.   I knew the day would be full of adventure as we pulled in and I couldnt drag him away from the fence that the peacocks were strutting around in.    Other surprises […]

Am I good enough to have a Reggio inspired classroom?

>After getting home and unpacking from my trip to Riverfield Country Dayschool in Tulsa, I looked around my space. The space my kiddos have for learning is full of whimsy and wonder.  Can I let go of all this to have a Reggio inspired classroom?  Do I HAVE to let go of all of this […]