What Makes a Great Teacher?: Remembering Phyllis Gelineau

What makes someone “great?” I throw that word around on a regular basis, giving no thought whatsoever to its true meaning. But having recently lost a dear friend, and reflecting on her life as an educator, I’ve considered the actual definition of the word. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary online tells me it means “remarkable in magnitude,…

What If Early Childhood Professionals Pushed Back?

Last week I wrote about the uphill battle of advocating for children – especially around the topic of play. But, as you know, our battles these days concern not just play, but also developmentally appropriate practice in general! Sad but true. This hit home recently, when I was conducting my third professional development training for…