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Purposeful Mess

“So, how do you feel about mess?” It’s a question I pose during my workshops on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for early childhood educators. I love it because you get an immediate visual reaction from everyone.  Some of … Continue reading

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Museums and Schools: Common Ground

I led a workshop last weekend called “Everyday Museums: Re-imagining Classroom and Community Spaces.” It is a fancy title, but basically what I try to do is get early childhood educators to think of their classrooms as museums. This isn’t … Continue reading

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Who Is On Your Exhibit Team?

I recently asked a group of Museum Studies grad students a deceptively tricky question. “What is your #1 priority for an exhibit?” Not a whole museum, just a single exhibit. It could be big (connected ideas) or specific (enough benches)but … Continue reading

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STEM in Early Childhood- Professions

One of my most popular workshops recently is one simply titled “STEM in Early Childhood Education.” STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a hot buzzword right now, and educators are pressured to show how they are teaching it and … Continue reading

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Conferences and Trainings…What Next?

As I’ve moved jobs from the museum to the classroom to the in-between contractor existence one thing has remained constant, workshops and conferences have been a big part of keeping me professionally “healthy.” It is often the one time in … Continue reading

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Presentation Inspiration

                                            “Conference Selfie” Is that a thing? My favorite kind of presentation is the one where I don’t have to do a whole lot. No, not because I am lazy, but because it means the conversation has taken off and … Continue reading

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Quality vs. Quantity

In January, I had the chance to present at the Southern Early Childhood Association’s (SECA) Regional Conference. SECA stretches from Virginia to Texas so it was no small potatoes to be chosen. I had prepared a presentation around “everyday museums” … Continue reading

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Workshop Opportunities for Educators and Museum Professionals

When I started Cabinet of Curiosities, offering programs for kids was a no-brainer.  I had so much fun teaching preschool and doing education programs in museums and I couldn’t imagine leaving that behind.  What I didn’t realize is that I … Continue reading

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Is it Summer Already?

Hard to believe that June is not only here but is almost half over!  Cabinet of Curiosities has had a busy spring and I am so grateful for all of the support and interest we’ve had from the community. Just … Continue reading

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VAECE, VAM and AAM Presentations!

Cabinet of Curiosities is going on the road!  There are three exciting presentations coming up in the next three months that should appeal to Early Childhood Educators AND Museum Professionals.  Hopefully you can come check them out and give me … Continue reading

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