The Beauty that Surrounds NZ!


Land of Majestic Beauty!


As I reach to the mountain of possibilities, my heart sings!


The expansive view of NZ, takes my breath away!

Research Interview with Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee


My heart and mind overflows with deep appreciation for the work and persistence of Margaret and Wendy! I will never be the same!


Here is a link to Wendy’s Blog.  She graciously wrote about my work with learning stories.  I am humbled by her generosity and kindnesses and support!


It Is All About Relationships!

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Invitations for Learning

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Thoughtful Environments to Engage Children’s Hearts and Minds


Are our classrooms in the US, full of life and natural beauty? Do they reflect the environment that surrounds us?


How do we inspire children?


Do we provide young children materials that reflect their home environment?


If you were a toddler, would you want to be here? Does it evoke invitation to explore?

What is Our Image of Children?

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New Zealand Learning Stories Presentations


Jennifer, Silvia and I, presented at the NZ Inspire Study Tour on my research and our work with Learning Stories at California State University, Channel Islands Early Childhood Studies program.


Wendy, Annie, Silvia, Margie, and Jennifer. A mighty fortress of passion and care for young children and families.


Wendy Lee, offered her wisdom and experience with Learning Stories. Wendy peeled back layers, sharing deeply and authentically about Learning Stories, teachers as learners, co-collaborators with children, families, and community. She has has stirred once again, the cauldron, in the fire in my belly. I am compelled to resist and persist, to implement Learning Stories in the US, through more authentic formative assessment practice. My hope is renewed. We can learn so much from NZ, who has paved the way, demonstrating the possibilities of this powerful, narrative approach of deep documentation and dialogue. Thank you Wendy!

The Culture and the Community Reflected in the NZ Classroom Environments

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If the Classroom Environment was a Silent Language, What Would it Communicate?

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Hundred Languages of Children


“If the children have a hundred languages, maybe the teachers do too” ~ Lorraine, Tots Corner