Everything is Learning

November 9, 2017By Dina HurleyReggio Emilia

  Today we were lucky to visit the most amazing school at the Loris Malaguzzi Institute. The mentor teacher that introduced us to the school said to us, “Everything is learning.” I realized, as I wrote those words in my journal, that the statement would stick with me for a long time. It is a … Read More

Embracing the Culture

November 8, 2017By Dina HurleyReggio Emilia

The sun came out today in Reggio & we were so happy to see & feel its warmth! We began the day with a lecture on finding the connections in the environment that will support children’s thinking – so much great information. I  We were then very happy to have the afternoon off to explore … Read More

Experience the Wonder!

November 7, 2017By Dina HurleyReggio Emilia

The last time I visited Reggio Emilia for the study tour, a statement I heard played over & over in my head – “As teachers we must experience the wonder with the children.” This sentiment or mantra is so important to our time with children. Today at the institute we were lucky to experience that … Read More

Freedom to Choose Opportunities

November 6, 2017By Dina HurleyReggio Emilia

Listening to the amazing women at the Loris Malaguzzi International Center speak with pride & passion about their work with children in Reggio Emilia is so inspiring! There is an incredible amount of  wisdom in their words & experiences. There is so much more I want to learn. One particular statement stood out for me … Read More

The Process Matters & can be delicious!

November 5, 2017By Dina HurleyReggio Emilia

Today we were delighted to tour the Cavazoine balsamic vinaigrette factory in the hills of Reggio Emilia Italy. We began the journey in the rain on a bus.  We later arrived at the top of the winding uphill roads to be blessed by parting clouds.! The beauty was clearly there for us to enjoy. We … Read More

Big Body Play

March 27, 2017By Shana HallMindfulness, Our Community, Reggio Emilia

  I recently posted about having a classroom consisting only of boys this year and how their play (compared to a classroom with a mix of boys and girls) gravitated more towards “big body play”. Rolling, running, crawling, and general horseplay are all common large motor activities one would find in our classroom at any … Read More

My Life With Boys

January 25, 2017By Shana HallOur Community, Reggio Emilia

I have been a teacher at SHED Children’s Campus for 12 plus years. I started in the after school program and made the switch to preschool last year. This year, my second year teaching preschool, has been a bit unique. We have a classroom of 10 boys. Not. One. Girl. It just happened that way. … Read More

Snow Creativity

December 22, 2016By Dina HurleyOutdoors Nature, Reggio Emilia

It is amazing to see how just a little bit of snow causes excitement in children. It is also amazing to see what can be created with that little bit of snow. Here at Kid’s Club we have seen snowmen & snow forts – staples of childhood & winter. What we love to see is … Read More