Entries by Dr. Rebecca Isbell

Good News Alert: People who have “made it” in S.T.E.M.

We are continuing our series of blogs that celebrate creative happenings and the amazing people that are a part of this positive news. Today we are featuring some people who have “made it” in S.T.E.M. fields and, in the process, have changed our world! Dr. Mae Jemison, M.D.: Physician, Engineer, Designer, and first woman of […]

Good News Alert

Are you as tired of all the negative, angry, vindictive news as I am? Today I am starting a new series of blogs that will focus on positive, interesting people who are being creative. We will celebrate their unique thinking and find inspiration to encourage our own creativity. First of the Series: Classical Music from […]

Beginning 2017 with a Creative Blast

What a great beginning for the new year! I first met this illustrious group of PreK teachers and their supervisors in Colorado Springs on September 3 & 4, 2016. During our two days together, we focused on integrating the 4Cs into their classrooms to inspire Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking with their young children. […]

Innovative thinking in the classroom— Join us for a free webinar on Nurturing Creativity!

What is creativity? Why is it important? How can you help children develop it? Learn the answers to these questions and more with the authors of NAEYC’s newest publication, Nurturing Creativity: An Essential Mindset for Young Children’s Learning. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, November 30, from 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET to find out how you can inspire […]

Creative Excitement at NAEYC

Sonia and I just returned from a marvelous NAEYC Conference in sunny California. The sessions were wonderful and filled with enthusiastic early childhood teachers and a variety of others that work with young children. Our Saturday morning session, “My brain is full of ideas! Unleashing young children’s creative thinking in an exciting learning environment”, was […]

A Special Invitation to You at NAEYC

The NAEYC conference is a great place to gain new insights, make new connections, and reconnect to colleagues. It is so stimulating to be a part of this enormous meeting filled with early childhood educators, and others who work with young children. This is an exciting opportunity for us! Join us for our Featured Session: […]

Amazing Pre K Teachers in Colorado Springs

This Fall, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Pre K teachers in District 11 in beautiful Colorado Springs. It was a busy day for us filled with information about the creative process, discovering young children’s unique abilities, and investigating the importance of a stimulating environment. These teachers and their supervisors were bursting with so many […]

What a Fabulous Storytelling Festival Weekend

This past weekend, over 10,000 people from all over the world enjoyed the storytellers in the tiny, historic town of Jonesborough, TN. The town was beautifully dressed for the special occasion with fall pumpkins, corn stalks, and colorful mums on steps, porches, and buildings on Main Street. Huge white tents were scattered around town and […]

Mother and Daughter Reconnecting in New Mexico

Although my daughter Christy lives very close to me in Johnson City, TN, we have a difficult time finding time for real conversations. We are both busy professionals, authors, speakers, professors, wives and mothers. Every once in awhile, we actually find time to be together, converse, plan, remember, and reconnect. This past weekend was one […]