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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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