Competence and Capacity in the Early Years

Competence and Capacity in the Early Years

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. We are living in extraordinarily difficult times profoundly impacting the three subjects of education; children, families and teachers. Every day, I find myself in a paradox. I see images and words shared on social media that demonstrate that choices are being made to continue within the restrictions and limitations to … Continue reading

Singing with Children During Difficult Times

Singing with Children During Difficult Times

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. There is no question that we are living in difficult times. It is during challenging circumstances that music can bring solace when we are feeling stressed, isolated and alone. It helps us feel less socially disconnected. The child of 2020 should have exposure to the songs that can evoke warm … Continue reading

Continuous Professional Learning for Early Childhood Educators: Reflective Practice and Collaborative Inquiry

Continuous Professional Learning for Early Childhood Educators: Reflective Practice and Collaborative Inquiry

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. When I started this series focused on the six pedagogical approaches of How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years (2014) it was my way of giving back to early childhood educators who were looking for professional learning opportunities during quarantine especially those in my home province of Ontario, … Continue reading

Continuous Professional Learning for Early Childhood Educators: Creating Environments as a “Third Teacher”

Continuous Professional Learning for Early Childhood Educators: Creating Environments as a “Third Teacher”

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. and Laura Salau, RECE. To early childhood educators around the world, but especially to those in our province, Ontario, Canada, this blog post is designed to support your continuous professional learning. It is the fourth post in a series focused on the pedagogical approaches from How Does Learning Happen? (2014). These approaches … Continue reading

Continuous Professional Learning for Early Childhood Educators: Learning through Exploration, Play and Inquiry

Continuous Professional Learning for Early Childhood Educators: Learning through Exploration, Play and Inquiry

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE This is the third blog written during self-isolation imposed by the spread of COVID-19, intended to support early childhood educators committed to continuous professional learning. It is the second in a series focused on the pedagogical approaches from Ontario’s pedagogy for the early years: How Does Learning Happen? (2014). The … Continue reading