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Read & copy + answer the following guiding questions:
How do you define “artistic expression”?
1.How do you define “artistic expression”?
2.Why is it important in life-in-general and in early childhood settings?
3.What is a personal experience you had?
4.How does it impact your teaching and your children’s learning?
5.How do you measure/assess/grade artistic expression?
6.Is artistic expression a waste of time in your classroom? Why/why not?
7.There are lessons to the Virtual Lab about Creativity: Read lessons 1 [Intro] & 3 [Cultivating][ What did you learn that is very helpful to you? Were the teacher interviews and classroom clips beneficial to you? Why? How? Explain.
8.Explore/research & Do: As you explored artistic expression Early Childhood News, what did you find that was helpful to you? What do you recommend others to explore? Did you find an activity or an idea for an activity you could adapt to virtual learning? Which one?
9.Dig Deeper Discussion: Do you think early learners can be discouraged from artistic expression? Why? How?
10.How can the same learners be encouraged?
11.What’s the role of the teacher in art expression?

Early Childhood News
Virtual Lab School & -3


The Reggio Emilia approach is a very popular one in NYC and beyond for young children. Let’s learn more.
1.What is it? Why is it?
2.How did it begin and where?
3.Have you been taught this way? Have your taught/assisted using this approach?
4.Would you like to? Why/why to? How can you adapt this approach to virtual learning settings?
5.Dig Deeper Discussion: Read the following quote & consider why some might support this quote, while others might reject it [be ready to debate the pros & cons in teams!]:
“A school needs to be a place for all children, not based on the idea that they are all the same, but that they are all different.”

-Loris Malaguzzi (founder of the first Reggio Emilia School), Newsweek, 2 December 1991


Education Counts Michiana – The Reggio Emilia … – YouTube › watch

A look at the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children. For more stories about education, check out …

Mar 5, 2018 – Uploaded by WNIT Public Television

Reggio Emilia Approach 1 – YouTube › watch

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world …

Mar 30, 2013 – Uploaded by Catherine Muller

The Reggio Emilia Approach at The Right Place – YouTube › watch

The Right Place teaches the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education in Hartford, Connecticut …

Jun 9, 2017 – Uploaded by The Salvation Army CTRI

The Reggio Emilia Approach – YouTube › watch

What makes The Reggio Emilia Approach in Early Childhood Education so remarkable? Every year of a child …

May 23, 2017 – Uploaded by Reggio Emilia Early Learning Centre

CNN News Report on Reggio Emilia Italy Early … – YouTube › watch


CNN report on the schools in Reggio Emilia Italy and why they are considered the worlds best preschool model.

Mar 18, 2013 – Uploaded by Suzanne Gabli


Hobson, K. What Are Reggio Emilia Schools? The educational philosophy born out of the ashes of World War II lacks the strictures of the typical North American classroom [April 19, 2020] The New York Times.

Stoudt, A. (2020) The Reggio Emilia Approach in Scholastic

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