Lev Vygotsky, Science, and America

In the educational climate of America today, there seems to be a schism that gets wider with each passing day.  On one side, there are those that favor more and more skills-based education; they are concerned with making sure that children are able to participate in a rapidly globalizing society by the time they transition... Continue Reading →

A Case for Migratory Materials

Most preschool classrooms have "centers," and ours is no exception.  In our inside space, we have an area for pretend play, an area for art, an area for reading and literacy exploration, an area for science, and an area for engineering, physics, and construction.  We do our best to make sure that each of these... Continue Reading →

The Hundred Languages of Pedagogy

I was surprised to find that one of my articles, The Paradox of Pedagogical Documentation, was recently translated into Italian.  A group of nature educators plan to use it as a point of discussion for an upcoming training seminar.  Reading excerpts of my blog in translation was both exciting and a little strange.  I was... Continue Reading →

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