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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EARLY CHILDHOOD KEYNOTE SPEAKER

"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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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION KEYNOTES & WORKSHOPS

Since 1980 parent, education, and professional groups throughout North America have enjoyed Rae’s lively and informative presentations. View Presentation Schedule

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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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ARTICLES

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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When the Children Need to Wind Down II: More Relaxation Exercises

Learning to relax has so much to offer children — and their teachers. There is a great deal of research showing that stress is detrimental to learning, so relaxation techniques can help improve a child’s early education experiences. Moreover, by calming the nervous system and loosening muscles, relaxation exercises promote better sleep and boost the immune system. All of this helps with self-regulation, which translates into fewer behavioral issues.

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