April is National Poetry Month and we are excited to celebrate it with our new workshop for young writers, Poetry Makers! During this workshop, you can strengthen your children’s understanding of themselves and the world around them through the power of writing poetry. Through inspiring videos and printables, we will explore, list poems, Diamante, […]

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When writing poetry I find it is ideal to begin with a provocation.  A provocation need not be a poem to copy but more so an experience that is relevant and real to the little ones involved. As part of my teaching practice I have spent large amounts of time looking closely at writing development […]

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As I sat down to compose a list of my favorite poets, I became aware that I read poetry like a writer, and I consider the young writers who might be inspired by these poets. We all know that children love rhyme, but it can be very difficult to write good rhymes. Also, sometimes children […]

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Place-based education has been around for quite some time. However, it is gaining momentum in the public education sector as educators have discovered the high levels of engagement and the inevitable adoption of The Next Generation Science Standards across states. The philosophy behind place-based education is that if children are introduced to various topics in […]

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As each new season rolls along for another three months, it is a special time to reflect on what the season brings, be in hibernation, endless days of sunshine or a time to be quiet calm and reflect, each season has a purpose. In the Southern Hemisphere we are moving towards Autumn and a time […]

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