'Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time.' - Proverb

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Habits of Mind

 Developing Habits of Mind 

Building Blocks

TRAINING INFLUENCES

We have been benefited from and been informed by training in
 

ARTICLES WE'RE DISCUSSING - EARLY CHILDHOOD IN THE NEWS

As educators and teacher researchers, we have also been influenced by many wonderful professional development opportunities.

VISITS & CONSULTS

We are grateful for the collaboration and visiting consults from educators including:
 

  • Nancy Fincke, Julie Bernson, and the teachers from Lincoln Nursery School at the deCordova

  • Liz O’Neil and the teachers from Lexington Community Nursery School

  • Lella Gandini

  • Ben Mardell

  • Ellen Hall

  • Lisa Kuh

  • Melissa Rivard

  • Yvonne Liu-Constant

  • Kristina Lamour-Sansone

  • John Nimmo

  • Stephanie Cox-Suarez

  • Megina Baker

  • Debbie Lee-Keenan

  • Susan McDonald and Angela Ferrario

  • Reggio Leadership Group

  • Professors at MGH Health Institute

INFLUENCIAL RESOURCES

We have been influenced many research and reflections of many resources
 

  • The Hundred Languages of Children, Carolyn Edwards, Leila Gandini, and George Forman

  • Insights and Inspirations from Reggio-Emilia, Lella Gandini and Susan Etheredge

  • 12 Best Practices of Early Childhood Education and other books, Ann Lewin-Benham

  • resources from Reggio children

  • Visible Learners: Promoting Reggio Inspired Approaches in All Schools, Mara Krechevsky, Ben Mardell, Melissa Rivard and Daniel Wilson

  • Many storytelling books of Vivian Paley

  • The Art of Awareness and other resources from Deb Curtis and Margie Carter

  • Thinking Critically about Environments for Young Children, Lisa Kuh

  • Seen and Heard, Ellen Hall and Jennifer Kofkin Rudkin

  • Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky

  • Beautiful Things, Cathy Topal and Lella Gandini

  • Roots of Empathy, Mary Gordon

  • The Power of Mindful Learning, Ellen Langer

  • Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv

  • Endangered Minds, Jane M.Healy

  • Nurture Shock, Po Bronsen and Ashley Merryman

  • Visual Thinking Strategies, Philip Yenawine

  • Spark, John Ratey

  • Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman

  • Having of Wonderful Ideas, Eleanor Duckworth

  • Creating Innovators, Tony Wagner

  • Mindset, Carol Dweck

  • resources from Angela Lee Duckworth

  • The Power of Play, David Elkind

  • How Toddlers Thrive, Tovah Klein

  • Teach Your Children Well, Madeline Levine

  • How Children Succeed, Paul Tough

  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, Wendy Mogel

  • Power of Their Ideas, Deborah Meier

  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson, Ph.D. (with Lou Aronica)

  • On Knowing, Jerome Bruner

  • Teaching with Intention, Debbie Miller

  • A Place for Wonder, Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough

  • Releasing the Imagination, Maxine Greene

  • Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, John Gottman

  • Playful Parenting, Lawrence Cohen

  • Connection Parenting, Pam Leo

  • Emotional Development in Young Children, Suzanne A. Denham

  • The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book, Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

  • Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children, Barbara Nicholson & Lysa Parker

  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles and Help Your Family Thrive, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.