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COVID Gifts in the Early Years

COVID Gifts in the Early Years

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. After going into lockdown a few days after facilitating my last face to face workshop in March I have pivoted to online professional learning as webinars have become the new normal. This is unprecedented as we are now required to maintain physical distance but be socially connected. During these uncertain … 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