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HighScope Indonesia

HighScope Indonesia

I was thrilled to present a live virtual workshop to Indonesian educators at their Annual Conference on Friday morning, October 7. Amazingly, it was still Thursday night, October 6 in Chicago when I gave my presentation. My session was titled “Coding, Robotics, and...

My New Book!

Problem Solving with Young Children: Building Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Resilience will be released this September. "Whether it’s building a rocket, learning to take turns, or forgetting a teaching material at home, both children and adults learn more from...

The Reflective Teacher Podcast

The Reflective Teacher Podcast

What a great conversation with Marthe and Lindsey! STEM and Construction Play https://www.thereflectiveteacherpodcast.com/home/new-beginnings-2-y43h7-hhe8p-3rh8k-h89kw-kdny6-hj4bs-8mf8f

New Video Series: Milestones in Learning

New Video Series: Milestones in Learning

I enjoyed collaborating with my team at Britannica for Parents to create a series of videos for parents and practitioners that demonstrate the most important milestones in learning and development. Check out our four new videos: Milestones in Learning through Play...

What Can Preschoolers Learn from a Screen?

What Can Preschoolers Learn from a Screen?

The best remote learning experiences for preschoolers involve play and engagement with tangible materials on both sides of the screen. An excerpt from my recent article in Early Insights. The debate about children and screen time is a luxury we can no longer afford....

Announcing Britannica for Parents!

Announcing Britannica for Parents!

New website provides information, resources, and advice from trusted experts in child development and early education. As Director of Early Learning at Encyclopedia Britannica, I’m especially happy to announce the launch of Britannica for Parents. This new website...

Allow Time for Learning

Allow Time for Learning

What happens when we allow time for learning? An example of a long-term creative project in a preschool classroom An excerpt from my recent article in Early Insights. Parents and policy makers are often misinformed about what teachers need to improve learning outcomes...

Maps Matter!

Maps Matter!

The Importance of 2D Representations in the Lives of Young Children An excerpt from my upcoming book Young Architects at Play (Redleaf Press, 2020) As digital technology advances, our relationship with maps -- as learners and as navigators of the physical world -- has...

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