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Multiplicity in Materials: Reggio Inspiration and the Knowledge of Jean Piaget

Multiplicity in Materials: Reggio Inspiration and the Knowledge of Jean Piaget

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. I have been reading a lot about tinkering lately. Tinkering is about hands-on experiences, learning from failures, and unstructured time to explore and invent. And through the processes of exploration and invention lies the potential for innovation. When this image appeared on my newsfeed recently, I thought back to the theorist that most influenced my practice as an … Continue reading

Inspired Professional Learning in and with Nature

Inspired Professional Learning in and with Nature

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. I have been involved in the early childhood education community in York Region, Ontario for almost three decades. Throughout this time it has been my privledge to support professional learning and training at both the pre and in-service level. I have had the opportunity to build professional relationships with many others … Continue reading

Five Days in the Forest

Five Days in the Forest

We began the 5-day session by joining in a circle in the open concept eating, gathering room at Tawingo College, a beautiful 150-acre campus that also has an Outdoor Kindergarten. We were invited to introduce ourselves by stating our name, followed by an animal and then a sound associated with this animal. Shortly after this … Continue reading

Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins: The Exhibit as a Catalyst for Love and Respect Amongst Colleagues

Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins: The Exhibit as a Catalyst for Love and Respect Amongst Colleagues

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Many years ago I declared myself Reggio inspired. Now along with others, and in collaboration with Acorn School, under the pedagogical leadership of Rosalba Bortolotti, we are declaring a dual allegiance and making it known that we are now Hawkins inspired as well. Since 2013, when a contract was signed … Continue reading