Entries by Dr. Rebecca Isbell

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 […]

Rest and Relaxation for the Creative Mind

April was a very busy and productive month with an amazing ending at Fairfax Futures with teachers who said, “Yes we are creative!”  How wonderful to hear that response from a group of early childhood educators! Then on to Central Alberta Early Learning and Care Conference in Red Deer, Canada, with a keynote for family […]

An exciting adventure in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“Marhaba” – Hello in Arabic. I have just returned from an exciting adventure in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Tatweer Co. for Educational Services, in collaboration with the Saudi government, sponsored the 6th International Exhibition and Forum on Early Childhood Education, “Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education, 2018.”  It was a great honor to be a […]

An Adventure in Northern California

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Northern California where I worked with early childhood professionals in Lake County.  The Conference was led by Angela Cuellar whose energy and positive attitude set the tone that helped us all enjoy the day. The educators were so responsive and worked with me on all kinds of […]

 Cold Temperatures but Warm Hearts in the Bold North

I just returned from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I provided the Keynote for the 38th annual Conference for ELEA Region.  Their theme was “Inspiring Wonder and Curiosity,” so my topic, “Inspiring Young Children to be Creative Thinkers,” was a perfect match for their focus. With all my travel and speaking, I have few trips where everything […]

A New Year filled with Amazing Possibilities

After spending some time reflecting and setting 2018 goals, I am ready to get started on my new adventures. To update you, my spring schedule is very busy with presentations in CA, MN, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Denmark.  It is exciting for me to have these opportunities to share the news, “We can nurture young […]

An Exhilarating NAEYC Conference in Atlanta 2017

I am just back from a wonderful NAEYC conference where I was able to reconnect with amazing colleagues and build new relationships with new friends. What a joy to be with educators who share my beliefs in young children and celebrate their amazing capabilities! Interacting with these hardworking and dedicated early childhood educators helps me […]

Creativity is soaring at the University Of New Mexico Children’s Campus

I am just back from an amazing conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When my keynote topic is “Nurturing Young Creative Thinkers,”  I often ask conference participants, “Are you creative?” Too often I get negative responses.  But this time, the teachers of the Children’s Campus of UNM gave me resounding positive responses, “Yes!”  How wonderful to […]

New Class, New Students, Exciting Times!

Fall is such an exciting time for early childhood teachers and professors.  We get to meet and learn about our new students.  Each of them is uniquely different, with diverse experiences and special talents.  We share a common goal: to create a learning  environment that will nurture their growth and development, whether they come in […]