The Power of Reframing

Looking back over my last post brought fond memories of time spent in the forest and surprise at how long it has been since I have given myself the joy of writing. Much has happened in life and learning over the past several months that has stopped me from writing. I have travelled far and…

considering math, relationships and snakes in the grass

During our last #ReggioPLC twitter chat I posted a picture of a ball of snakes I stumbled upon while visiting KOLTS Forest School. The beautiful snakes! #ReggioPLC pic.twitter.com/VuGMRjRrbD — Louise Jupp (@LouiseJupp) April 27, 2016 Excited by the discovery I called a few children over to see. The conversation took a quick mathematical turn, followed…

provocations and invitations: reflections on the differences

Since our last #ReggioPLC twitter chat, I have spent a great deal of time, thinking about and inquiring about provocations and invitations. I still believe, that as educators, we often use the terms interchangeably, and frequently, within the same sentence, thought or explanation, as if one term is needed to explain the other. While at…

what is the difference between a provocation and an invitation?

During our most recent #ReggioPLC twitter chat, participants were asked to suggest what we might discuss next. Many of us were compelled by this question: @LouiseJupp @World_of_K I’d like to explore provocation vs. invitation. Where do they overlap? How do they relate? Distinct?#reggioplc — Greg Marshall (@Mr_Marshall) January 20, 2016 Environments are invitations for inquiry….

discovering identity in the forest

By Louise Jupp We can never think of the child in the abstract. When we think about a child, when we pull out a child to look at, that child is already tightly connected and linked to a certain reality of the world — she has relationships and experiences. We cannot separate this child from…

documentation as research and an invitation to reflect

By Louise Jupp Two weeks ago during our bi-weekly #ReggioPLC twitter chat, we began (more accurately returned to) a conversation on documentation. The questions posed, before the chat began, were inspired by Nancy Niessen’s (@World_of_K) blog post, Documentation as an Adventure. Join #ReggioPLC chat tonite at 9pm EST topic documentation see @World_of_K thoughtful post http://t.co/tgeoB8I5hR…

considering our prespective

By Louise Jupp Last week I spent a lovely day filled with the joyful learning of children both indoors and out. Of course the day was filled with my own learning as well. I started the day in the forest, warming my hands by the fire as I waited for the children from our lab…

we may just be our own hero

By Louise Jupp I have just recently returned from Singapore where I had the honour and privilege of facilitating, documenting and learning alongside educators from around the world. Together we explored provocations, reflections and our understanding of play based learning. One of the first messing about invitations I offered the community was the challenge to…