Literacy and the Hundred Languages of Children

I’ve always found joy in reading and writing, and for a long time I associated literacy only with reading and comprehending text. I think this is due to the way the concept of literacy was presented in my PK-12 school experience. In college I expanded my definition of literacy to include computer, design, digital mediaContinue reading “Literacy and the Hundred Languages of Children”

Sharing love: stories, multimodal communication & virtual learning environments

Embracing Multimodality: Experiencing Stories in Virtual Learning Environments Storytelling can be performed through different media and with different purposes and is considered the oldest form of education. Similarly, virtual learning experiences  can be performed through different media and with different purposes, and it is regarded as the newest form of education. Nowadays, thanks to the unlimitedContinue reading “Sharing love: stories, multimodal communication & virtual learning environments”

Children’s Yoga

“It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.” “It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.” Guiding children and teens in developing an understanding and appreciation of Yoga practices is an absolute privilege. I am grateful for the technological tools that make connection to people,Continue reading “Children’s Yoga”

400 and counting

Reflecting on the last year and feeling so much gratitude for all the families who trust/ have trusted me with their children. It remains astonishing to me that I am able to interact with so many families from all over the world from the comfort of my home. I’ve been “online” since the late 90’sContinue reading “400 and counting”

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”