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Loose Parts: These are a Few of my Favourite Things!

Loose Parts: These are a Few of my Favourite Things!

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. As 2016 comes to a close I am reflecting back on the many workshops that I facilitated and the keynotes that I presented. It has been an incredibly busy but reassuring year to realize that early childhood educators are serious about professional learning and committed to changing practices. Moving away … Continue reading

Loose Parts Outside for Adventurous Play!

Loose Parts Outside for Adventurous Play!

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. I love loose parts. I love playing with loose parts and sharing loose parts with other educators. My hope is when adults mess about with loose parts that there will be recognition of the possibilities and importance of loose parts provision for children. I have presented many loose parts workshops indoors. … Continue reading

Inspiring Spaces: Risk, Choice and Playful Learning

Inspiring Spaces: Risk, Choice and Playful Learning

By: Cindy Green B.Sc., RECE. I am grateful to my long time friend and colleague, Diane Kashin for inviting me to accompany her on a journey to present in, and visit Adelaide, South Australia. Upon return from our adventures there are so many experiences that we continue to reflect on regarding the multiples perspectives evident in … Continue reading

Buttons Connect in Reggio-Inspired Practice

Buttons Connect in Reggio-Inspired Practice

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Many, many years ago, when I discovered emergent curriculum and specifically the Project Approach I was teaching early childhood education at a large community college. I wanted my students to understand how a topic worthy of further investigation can emerge from hands on experience. I wanted the topic to be something … Continue reading

Learning Stories: The Power of Narrative Inquiry

Learning Stories: The Power of Narrative Inquiry

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. I have been thinking about pedagogical documentation and specifically learning stories. Learning stories are based on the work of Dr. Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee of New Zealand. I first heard about learning stories about ten years ago at a conference that featured Margie Carter and Deb Curtis from Harvest Resources … Continue reading