Waiting is Not Easy

Waiting is Not Easy

Patience is difficult. Managing our reactions, or being patient, is a developing approach to learning skill for young children.  Many families and toddler teachers struggle to address building patience skill building in the heat of a toddler’s frustration.  This recipe for connection sets the stage for a casual and even humorous exchange about the sensation of and strategies for waiting. Patience: Waiting is...
For Play’s Sake! Emergent Writing

For Play’s Sake! Emergent Writing

Blog Reader, Blog Reader, What do you see? I see a bunch of scribbles looking at me. Emergent Writing D.C.N. Developing Child Note: The emergent writings of preschoolers develop in three phases. Scribbling falls into the first of the three, the early emergent stage. Scribbling initially lacks directionality and may not serve a communicative function at first, nonetheless, it is an important part of the process of...
Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to my website and corresponding blog! The website is intended to give you (visitors) a chance to get to know my interests and my work. I hope we can connect as a result of what you find here. I’m always excited to meet new likeminded teachers, administrators, researchers, and advocates. I’m also happy to share my expertise through tailored learning experiences for adults (parents, teachers, administrators,...