Below is a sample of my workshop topics. I am continuously researching topics that will best serve the early childhood community. As a result, I can provide workshops on other topics upon request.
What's the Problem? Conflict resolution skills are among the many pieces of children's development that early childhood teachers must help cultivate. Teaching young children these useful skills enables the children in your classroom to develop greater independence and maturity.
Inside the Resilient Child One way children can overcome the stress and trauma existent in their lives is through the actions of the early childhood educators who work with them everyday. In this workshop, you will discover the ways in which we as early childhood educators can provide environments that support the development of a resilient child.
Superhero Play: A Unique Look at Rough & Tumble Play and It's Benefits This workshop serves as a means of helping early childhood educators learn to accept and integrate this type of rough and tumble play into their learning environments. We willexplore how this type of play can not only be safe but developmentally stimulating for young children. It will help address the fears concerning rough-and-tumble play in addition to gaining skills needed to manage it.
Beyond Behaviors Those behaviors deemed as being "challenging" are often a child's means of communicating a need to you. The trick is to translate their behavior and discover the need. This workshop looks at the what, how and why behind a child's actions and how to address these in ways that meet a child's developmental needs.
Not Two Young for Math Children are forming ideas about math from the moment they are born through the everyday experiences occurring within any given environment. As a result, early childhood educators of very young children may not realize is that they are in fact teaching math. In this workshop, we will discuss this subject matter as well as examine ways to build upon what your daily interactions in such a way that they further develop the children's math skills.
Gross-Motor on the Brain-With gross-motor play, the social, communication, emotional, and cognitive skills of children are "exercised" as well as their motor skills. In. This workshop there will be a look at the connection gross-motor play has on every area of a child's development. You will discover ways to intergrate gross-motor play into the classroom as well as ways to encourage families to engage in gross-motor play at home.
Will You be My Friend? Developing friendships are intrigue to a child’s social-emotional development. Let’s think about the whys and hows of helping young children develop strong social-emotional connections with one another.
STEMing a Child’s Development One Block at a Time Playing with blocks is about more that shapes and stacking as many blocks as possible. Block play provides the opportunity for children to develop in so many ways that relate the concept of STEM. It’s all a matter of perception and use. Using the right strategies, any block area can breeding ground for STEM activities.