Category Archives: Museum Education

How museums can engage young learners

The Care and Keeping of Museum Professionals

The museum field is full of amazing, thoughtful, creative people. I’ve been working to bring their insights into a book. I jokingly call it “part self-help book, part group-memoir” because there are topics that can meet you where you are … Continue reading

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“The Revolution Will Not Be Won Without Childcare”

Hot Brown Honey said it best, for things to really move forward…we need childcare. We need it affordable and accessible so people can go to work, and we need it at conferences and professional development opportunities so that one more … Continue reading

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They Aren’t Doing it Right

Exhibit designers and museum educators work very hard to create experiences. Everything that goes into an exhibit or a program is thought through to support the core theme and help learning take place. So, it is understandable that they get … Continue reading

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Can You Make Them Get Off Their Phones?

I had a chance to work with a stellar group of docents the other week. They are at a hands-on, play based, children’s museum and were brushing up on their skills for working with young children and their grown-ups Hands … Continue reading

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Museum Visitors are Incredibly Brave

As museum professionals I think we forget sometimes to step back and look at things from a visitor’s point of view. Our visitors are incredibly brave. They come up to a a strange building, with rules that they don’t know, … Continue reading

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We Took 26 Preschoolers on a Bus (and it was fun)

This morning we took our classes (26 kids in all) on a city bus up to the local library. Spoiler alert…it went really well. But how? Realistic Planning We have a bus stop right outside our school. We planned a … Continue reading

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Why are Great Museum Workers Leaving the Field

Published on “Alliance Labs” through the American Alliance of Museums We’ve all had the conversation. Maybe it was with your work buddy, or your former museum studies classmate as you caught up over drinks. Or maybe it was you, at … Continue reading

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