Friday, October 15, 2010

Emergent Curriculum Workshop

Here is a snippet of my workshop

Become a Polar Explorer, Feather a Nest, and Make It Rain Inside;
Emergent Curriculum  It's Not Only Possible in Preschool, It's Incredible!

I presented it at our nursery school last night to a group of teachers and parents.
I will be presenting this again in three weeks in Aneheim, CA at the NAEYC National Convention.
Hope to see you there!



  1. Very timely! We are having some challenges at preschool with our management not seeming to understand the process of emergent curriculum and wanting us to preplan for it 2 weeks in advance - and also not seeing the hugely important role that the environment plays in learning and that we play in setting up that environment. I took notes from your video to share, so thankyou!

  2. Thank you! I am thrilled to be some help to you as I so enjoy your posts. It is critical that management understands and supports teachers in this kind of teaching. That is actually the next workshop I am preparing-how to support one's staff through this process. Two weeks would be hard as the play and discovery could take a completely different turn. I wouldn't have thought I'd be setting up sewing and knitting centers two weeks ago, but a wonderful book sparked a huge interest. The fine motor, spatial awareness, etc. is going to be amazing. Let's keep the dialog going on this. What kind of support are people looking for from their supervisors?

  3. Great Blog! I am sure I am going to waste a lot of time here :)

  4. Like our friend Jenny, my business partner Sherry and I teach pre school in Australia. I'm really pleased to have found you through her Facebook page "Let the children play".
    Donna :) :)

  5. Just found your blog. And I love it. I'm a teacher and museum creative session leader in London (plus a mummy to two young children). I'll be a regular visitor to your blog; even though I'm on the other side of the world!

    Julia D