Dr. Rebecca Isbell

Keynote Speaker & Author

My early childhood education keynotes celebrate the positive influence that teachers have on young children during the critical early years of development. My sessions are energetic, full of laughter, but also contain cutting edge information that can be applied in their diverse settings.

For the past twelve years I have been a keynote speaker, workshop leader, and featured speaker at many different professional conferences and early childhood meetings all over the world. These speaking experiences have ranged from local PreK conferences to regional ECE conferences to international educator meetings.

My goal is that each person will leave my session with new ideas and creative possibilities. Every ECE keynote and teacher training workshop is tailored to the special group I am working with so my information is right on target for their needs.

Next Speaking Event: 2018 Texas AEYC Conference

I am thrilled to be providing the Keynote for the Texas AEYC on October 12, 2018 in Galveston, TX! This is like returning to my second home where I can be with all the wonderful early childhood educators I have worked with in Texas.

My keynote is focused on The Challenge of the 21st Century; Nurturing Young Children to be Creators, Communicators, Collaborators, and Critical Thinkers. In addition, I will be doing breakout sessions on Oct. 12 including, The Power of Play: An Essential Element in Young Children’s Learning, and The Stories Behind the Humor: Smile, Laugh, and Be Happy!”

Come by and join me for some positive support for your important work – and find time to share an inspiring story together!

My Latest Book, an NAEYC Bestseller

Nurturing Creativity: An Essential Mindset for Young Children’s Learning

Young children have great capacity for creativity that thrives when it is nurtured. Early childhood teachers have the opportunity to inspire children’s innovative thinking and doing by:

  • Including creative opportunities across all domains of learning
  • Designing a beautiful space that encourages children’s experimentation and play
  • Extending children’s learning and challenging their thinking
  • Documenting children’s thought processes and displaying their work
  • Involving families and the community in children’s creative endeavors
  • Reflecting on your beliefs and practices about creativity and nurturing your own creativity
  • Learn how to support children as they problem-solve, explore and share new ideas, and collaborate with others, and watch their confidence and capableness grow.

My Keynotes:

Inspire action

Include cutting edge information

Invite active participation

Support the importance of EC

Integrate stories of teachers and young children

Filled with laughter and joy!

My Breakout Sessions:

Offer in-depth exploration of your selected topic

Focus on current ideas and applications

Encourage questions and discussion

Powerful visuals from “real” EC classrooms

Innovative activities that support ideas

Latest Blog Posts

Read more about my keynote sessions, tips about creativity, and 21st century technology in Early Childhood classrooms.

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Where in the World is Dr. Isbell?

A selection of photos from my speaking sessions all over the world

Teaching in Singapore

Teaching in Denmark

Teaching in China

Mad Hatter Conference

University of Texas EC Conference