Entries by Dr. Rebecca Isbell

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 […]

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 […]