Sunday, June 23, 2013

Reggio Children International Study Group, reflection 1

I always wanted to have my own atelier or a studio where children would create and enjoy the process. I still need to work to make my dream come true:( But I am a lucky woman because
1. I have my own children who love to create;
2. I am a K teacher in a class of 18 children who enjoy the process!

3. I meet and work in a wonderful team with dedicated, inspired and enthusiastic teachers!

For the last three years I have been reading articles about Loris Malaguzzi and saw lots of Reggio inspired web-sites on Pinterest. It made me wonder about the approach, that was how I found out about Reggio Children International Study Group and applied...
This spring in April 13-20, I was lucky to join 399 people from 39 countries in order to meet with a big team of pedagogistas, atelieristas, teachers and a beautiful community including a mayor of Reggio Emilia:) It was a full week of WOW and AHA moments in my professional life!
If you want to join this Study Group, go to and apply for the year of 2014.
The First Day: That was my first oversea PD trip alone. It felt so excited about the topic of the study, so I did note really worried about being alone (I usually prefer to travel with a friend and/or my family).
I noticed one thing, I am not sure if it is true for you or not, but  if you come to a conference or workshop alone, you usually make some friends, but if you come with a group of colleagues, you kind of missing opportunity to meet others.
to be continued...