Entries by Dr. Rebecca Isbell

Give Your Brain a Break!

Our brain is working, sorting, and making connections all day long. My world, like yours, is filled with creative work, in-depth projects, and many personal responsibilities. Some include: books to be written, selecting words to explain ideas, using conversations to build relationships, and presentations to develop. These diverse tasks are so time consuming that few […]

A Life Changing Experience for Early Childhood Teachers

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation honored 50 preschool teachers this past week in Philadelphia, PA. These award-winning teachers experienced an amazing weekend in a luxury hotel with incredible food and a festive Award Ceremony that celebrated the recipients. All of this was planned and implemented by the foundation established by Kay Lokoff in […]

Collaboration: An Important Element Needed for the 21st Century

This past weekend I had the opportunity to see effective collaboration in action in Birmingham, Alabama.  A team of professionals from Childcare Resources were guided by a competent and caring leader, Amy Bradley. These women worked together to plan and implement a quality conference that provided professional development to many early childhood educators. Collaborative groups […]

April Snow Does NOT Deter Early Childhood Educators!

I am just back from the Upper Peninsula, Michigan, where I provided the keynote and closing session for a wonderful early childhood conference – IMPACT: Instilling More Play and Creative Thinking – held at Bay College in Escanaba.  Lake Michigan was frozen but the early childhood educators at the conference were so warm and welcoming […]

Trying Something New

A frequent suggestion for strengthening your creativity is to “do something you have never done before.” So, inspired by the quote, I have decided to do something new and different – something I have never done before! I am participating in an ALL ONLINE Conference, “Transform Challenging Behavior” developed by Barb O’Neil. Barb interviewed me […]

NAEYC 2019 Conference in Washington, D.C.

Join us at an exciting meeting for Early Childhood Professionals where we can reconnect with friends, gain new information, collect amazing creative ideas, and have time to play! We would like to invite you to our session: Thursday Nov. 15 at 3:00-4:30 in the Marriott Marquis.  We will be in Marquis Salon 9/10! “What the […]

My Journey to Beautiful Copenhagen with Amazing Scholars

For over twelve years, I have been working with two professors from Aarhus University in Copenhagen, Denmark.  We have visited each other several times, presented together at professional conferences, and written numerous articles and book chapters together.  It has been such a rewarding international collaboration for me! This week, I had the wonderful opportunity to […]