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July 21, 2019

     I have been in several states recently speaking about classroom guidance and management.  Having taught classroom management to pre-service teachers for many years, I try to help teachers understand that guidance procedures, like the ones in Conscious Discipline a...

June 12, 2019

      You often hear about the "terrible twos." I actually think it should be the "wonderful twos."  Yes, the logical side of the brain is trying to manage the emotional side of the brain and it often doesn't work out so well; (especially if the adults around also get...

January 31, 2019

     I have not been good at keeping up on this blog because I began helping Frog Street Press with all of their trainings.  But, I've made a new commitment to begin to add to this blog more frequently.

     I had the privilege of doing a training session...

May 16, 2018

     I have been doing quite a few workshops lately regarding engineering in early childhood settings. Most early childhood teachers already offer engineering activities for their children, but few use engineering vocabulary when the child is engaged.  Just building wi...

April 21, 2018

     I have been traveling the country doing workshops incorporating art into other STEM subjects. I've also had the opportunity of working with Discount School Supply and Frog Street in working with those subjects.  I still think that Discount has the best, and least...

March 11, 2018

      I recently completed a watercolor picture showing horses in a snowstorm. It looks cold out there in the field without shelter.

     As I spend my time visiting classrooms in the numerous schools I am often dismayed at what I observe. Granted, most of the...

January 12, 2018

     As we begin a new year, one of my resolutions is a renewed commitment to helping teachers become the best educators for our young children.  I was recently celebrating my grandson's first birthday. He is learning so much each day and I started thinking about the t...

September 27, 2017

I'm excited that my second booklet is not available!  When I do art workshops around the country, I am always asked for additional resources, ideas, and art projects.  Hopefully, this book will give people some hands-on ideas for developmentally appropriate art.  Like...

September 15, 2017

     I have always been intrigued with individual fingerprints.  The fact that individuals have unique fingerprints is quite a mind-boggling fact, considering there are so many people who live or have lived in the world.

     Children also have that curio...

August 13, 2017

     I'm thrilled that the first of my 'how-to' books is printed and now available. I wanted to produce a series of short, hands-on booklets that contain usable and simple solutions to running a developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom.  This book is only...

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