My early childhood education work – whether it’s in the form of keynotes, consulting, coaching, books, articles, or radio interviews – is primarily dedicated to the understanding, now confirmed through brain research, that active learning equals authentic learning. We have to teach to the whole child!

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"Children don’t exist only from the neck up. They are thinking, feeling, moving human beings who learn through all their senses.”

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“I shouldn’t have to defend play for children any more than I should have to defend their eating, sleeping, and breathing.”

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“Childhood is not a dress rehearsal for adulthood, nor is it a race. It is separate, unique, and a very special phase of life.”

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“We talk so much about preparing kids for school but give very little thought to preparing schools for kids.”

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“If we accept that no two snowflakes are alike, why wouldn’t we accept that no two [children] – even of the same gender and age – are alike?”

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Here you’ll find a selection of articles I’ve written about education. To learn more simply click below for all titles.

ACTIVE LEARNING WITH RAE

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Circle Games for Building Community

Creating a sense of community is vital to avoiding behavior challenges. To remain part of the circle, children must accept the rules and roles assigned. Also, if we look at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, an individual’s primary need is for safety. The second is love and belonging. These two needs are especially essential to young children. Because the circle games here involve all of the children participating (no one is ever eliminated), circles meet both of these needs. And once these needs have been met, there is far less cause for acting out.

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