San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ruth Bosco, Art Studio Teacher of Aquatic Park School and Summerlyn Burlew, Art Studio Teacher of GeoKids will present a workshop that will discuss how to bring ourselves more fully into our work with children and how to access our own creativity on a daily basis. Through the exploration of wire and repurposed materials, we will explore how understanding our own identity helps us to work more confidently with children and materials.
Three Intentional Reflection Questions for the Participants:
What parts of yourself do you leave at the door when you come to work?
What is a moment that you felt incredibly inspired by the world around you? How do you bring moments like that into your work with children?
What are the barriers to accessing your creativity at work?
Suggested Reading for Participants Prior to Workshop: http://www.couragerenewal.org/parker/writings/heart-of-a-teacher/
When & Where
The Innovative Teacher Project
Like the citizens of Reggio Emilia, Italy, ITP strives to create a culture of dialogue and research in Northern California that promotes the pleasure of inquiry among children and adults. The cornerstone of the Reggio philosophy is an image of the child as competent, strong, inventive and full of potential – subjects with rights instead of needs. At ITP we offer opportunities for others interested in supporting the potential in children to collaborate, formulate personal interpretations, hypotheses and ideas about teaching, learning and living.