Entries by Dr. Rebecca Isbell

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 […]

Getting Inspired with Early Childhood Educators: Concordia University 41st Early Childhood Conference

Concordia University has a long history of quality early childhood programs and exhilarating conferences.  This year I had the privilege of providing the opening keynote in their beautiful and recently renovated Chapel on campus in Chicago, IL.  What a spectacular environment it was for my presentation! Beautiful stained glass windows, an enormous pipe organ, lots of […]

Celebrating with Creative World Schools

I just got back from Tampa, Florida, where I was a keynote at a wonderful celebration and conference focused on Creativity!  This was an exciting, exhilarating, and high energy conference that brought together owners, directors, and teachers from over 50 Creative World Schools. It was truly a celebration of the schools and the people who […]

An Amazing Conference in Tucson, Arizona

Last week I participated in the AZ State Department of Education’s Early Childhood Conference (ADE). I provided the closing Keynote on “Nurturing Creative Thinkers” to several hundred early childhood educators from all across AZ.   The conference was flawlessly organized by Kristy and her Department of Education team. Every small detail was planned and implemented effectively […]

Travel Sparks Learning, Fun, and Connections

June has been a busy and exciting month with many new experiences, visual delights, musical highs, and even moments of calm. Only travel can help us get a perspective on the world, the amazing possibilities, and stretch our creative thinking. Where in the World is Dr. Isbell? Here is some evidence of my meaningful experiences. […]

Good News Alert: Conference by the Sea

I just returned from the Maryland Child Care Conference in Ocean City, MD. The conference was held in a beautiful setting by the Ocean, but the best part was meeting all the wonderful early childhood educators. Chris Peusch was the hardworking coordinator of the conference who effectively managed the operations, responded to questions, and made […]

Good News Alert: Nashville Stars at NAAEYC

The Nashville Conference was an amazing celebration of our early childhood profession. It was led by two outstanding professionals; Jana Crosby, who effectively coordinated the conference and Tara Hurdle, the competent President of the organization. Although the weather was stormy, these two amazingly positive women kept the conference on course and infused with high energy! […]