All posts by Guest Contributor

Leading Children in Practicing Citizenship

A teacher’s governing role serves as the foundation of their student’s experimental learning in the room. Styles can range from traditional authority, which is about obeying and not questioning rules. It can be adult-driven rather than child-centred. Democratic leadership involves...

/ August 2, 2019

Technology is a gamechanger at Central Michigan learning lab

Mount Pleasant in Central Michigan is home to one of the state’s largest universities. Central Michigan University, with 20,000 students, almost double the population of the city and is known as a “college town”. From its beginnings as a teacher’s...

/ July 26, 2019

What does it mean to be a Reggio Emilia inspired early learning service?

What does it mean to be a Reggio Emilia inspired early learning service? You do not need to look hard to find early learning services aligning their programs and practices with the Reggio Emilia educational project. Early learning services often...

/ July 16, 2019

Stronger together

Stronger together: The power of digital documentation when working with families who speak other languages   With increasing numbers of people emigrating from their home countries to far off lands, educators all across the world are now working with diverse...

/ July 12, 2019

Communicating the Benefits of Art Therapy

Veronica Bestall has a vision. A vision to create more awareness of the benefits Art Therapy provides for understanding emotions, being fully self-expressed, processing grief and trauma and developing healthy social skills. Storypark is helping her do this. Veronica shared...

/ June 17, 2019

North America’s First Independent Assessment on the Impact of Digital Documentation in Full-day Kindergarten

The use of digital documentation in early childhood programs is becoming more and more commonplace throughout Canada and the U.S.   Many of these platforms talk about the benefits that they offer, but until recently, no known studies had been...

/ June 10, 2019

Ministories – A way of making visible context, strategy and assessment

The rapid expansion of technology in everyday life has meant that the tools available to early childhood educators to use in pedagogical documentation are many. The early childhood sector has responded enthusiastically to their arrival and a lot of documentation...

/ May 13, 2019

The digital space as a Piazza of participation

What is in your head? What is in my head? What is the gap in between?   Digital software for use in early learning environments has transformed the way that information about children and programs is generated, documented and distributed....

/ March 27, 2019

Storywriting with intention

Come on a journey with me through time. Watch with me the growth of a flower, the wind in the trees, the chirping of the bird known to take haven in the shelter across the playground. Come on a journey...

/ March 19, 2019

Translating pedagogy into practice

Indulge for a minute on your image of the child. As you are capturing the delight in their smile through a photograph; watching them as they stand back and look at the amazing play dough creation that they have just...

/ March 12, 2019