origin of the river

Recently I designed and led an end-of-the-year ceremony for the faculty & staff of the Louise S. McGehee School here in New Orleans. The ceremony centered around Yoga-inspired practices (movement, meditation, breath-work, music, art, singing & ritual) focusing on Renewal & Release. This theme was informed by many things, including the dualistic qualities of waterContinue reading “origin of the river”

Mindfulness & Yoga Workshops for Early Childhood Educators

Not only do I love participating in Yoga & Reggio-inspired learning experiences with children, but I also value sharing my skills and experiences with these approaches with fellow educators and caregivers. Taking some time during my semester break to focus on growing the audience for one of my favorite workshops, “Mindfulness & Yoga for EarlyContinue reading “Mindfulness & Yoga Workshops for Early Childhood Educators”

The Role of the Teacher in Early Childhood Education

A teacher, in any educational context, is a compassionate learning partner who skillfully engages in dynamic practices that enrich lives. The image of the teacher as a person who holds power above children and families is one that we need to discard permanently in order to advocate for a strong image of the child andContinue reading “The Role of the Teacher in Early Childhood Education”

children, digital media & innovation in education

The chapters exploring the Atelier and use of digital media with young children in The Hundred Languages of Children are some of my favorites. They are rich with inspiring stories, ideas and innovative thinking around possibilities for empowering children in multifaceted explorations of ideas, materials and technology. “…we have to give closer attention to theContinue reading “children, digital media & innovation in education”

hello!

I’m grateful to everyone who reads this blog and visits this site, so just wanted to say thanks and (re)introduce myself. I have some exciting things in the works for Family Yoga and Reggio-inspired education that I’ll be sharing soon, but for now…. Hi! My name is Andrea, I’m an Early Childhood Educator, Yoga TeacherContinue reading “hello!”

Reggio-inspired Education in the Virtual Space

Before I launch into my thoughts on this topic, I want to state that I know everyone is trying their best- especially in recent months. Parents of young children in particular are deserving of much grace and support as they work to navigate these trying times. I in no way mean to belittle or diminishContinue reading “Reggio-inspired Education in the Virtual Space”

Outschool + Reggio-inspired Education

Like thousands of educators and families, I became aware of Outschool during the global shift to distance learning. Prior to March 2020 I was not familiar with online education options and only through engaging in distance learning with my class of once in-person students did I come to understand the possibilities for connection & explorationContinue reading “Outschool + Reggio-inspired Education”