Tagged with Reggio Emilia Approach

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

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

Meta, Meta, Meta: Higher Perspectives in Early Learning

Meta, Meta, Meta: Higher Perspectives in Early Learning

By: Diane Kashin, Ed. D, RECE. According to the urban dictionary, the definition of meta is about “the thing” itself. It is seeing the “thing” from a higher perspective instead of from within the “thing”, like being self-aware. I have written before about seeking multiple perspectives in early learning as inspired by the Reggio Emilia … Continue reading

Thought Provocations: The Teacher as Provocateur

Thought Provocations: The Teacher as Provocateur

By: Diane Kashin, Ed. D, RECE. Recently I wrote a provoking post about provocations that has continued to stimulate thought on the role/image of the teacher. As provocateurs, teachers are in a position not to make learning “smooth or easy for children, but rather to stimulate it” by making it “more complex, involving and arousing” (Edwards, … Continue reading