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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: 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

Blocks for Days: Block Play and Learning

Blocks for Days: Block Play and Learning

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE and Cindy Green, BSc, RECE.  Block play is centuries old. Blocks were part of a historical movement that focused on building a child-centred culture that began in the late 1700s (Dietze & Kashin, 2019). There was John Locke (1632-1704), the English philosopher who recommended the use of alphabet blocks for … 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