The Gift Of The Awake Mind

The Gift Of The Awake Mind

I taught Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten (4's and 5's) in the same school for nearly 4 decades. For 26 years, essentially the entire time I was in JK, we were Reggio inspired. I had noticed early on a remarkable difference from my pre-Reggio experiences: the...
Constructing An Image Of God Part II

Constructing An Image Of God Part II

Conversations with children about philosophy can be particularly rich. Big questions like "What is real?" or "What makes me me?" or "What happens after people die?", big questions without obvious answers, are like playgrounds for the intellect.  Some of the deepest...
The Cardinal Project

The Cardinal Project

"The Cardinal Project" is the story of a sustained investigation by four and five year old girls. Its inception was a one-sentence recollection by one of the children, an observation that resonated with other children and that led to a passionate, shared effort to...
Exercising Voice On An Ordinary Day

Exercising Voice On An Ordinary Day

What does it mean for a young child to find her voice? We are witness, in so many ways,  to the miraculous process in which children realize that they have their own agendas, and that, though they have to work within the parameters adults set to keep them safe...