Nothing Without Joy

Loris Malaguzzi,  pioneer of the Reggio Emilia approach,  is oft quoted asserting in early childhood settings there should be, “nothing without joy”.   How can educators find joy in challenging times?  This year has been unbelievably challenging, upsetting, and unprecedented.  I made it my goal this year to find and cultivate joy.   But what…

Childhood Amnesia

What is early childhood amnesia, and what does it mean for educators?

Teacher Self-Care

Esoteric practices for maintaining your energy whilst working with young children


The Waldof method instructs teachers to imagine who are students will be in the future. 

A Mindful Teacher

Rather than teaching-mindfulness, the greatest benefit to our students comes instead from our being a mindful-teacher.