I just back from a wonderful SECA conference in New Orleans. It was a great place to connect to so many dedicated early childhood educators!
Lots of enthusiastic participants attended my “Amazing Environments” workshop! They gave me lots of smiles and warm fuzzies.
In our featured session, with my dear friend Dr. Shirley Raines, we told personal and classic stories and sang songs of our heritage. During this action-packed time together we laughed, hugged, and cheered the powerful connections that stories can provide between teachers and young children.
Once a great story is learned, it can be retold for many years with many different groups of children. These children will carry this gift of story with them throughout their lives. How powerful is that?
Professional conferences like this inspire us to be the best early childhood educators possible. With our shared interest and visions for confident young children, together we can make great things happen!