We are so lucky here at Acorn because we have the opportunity to work with amazing people that come through the school each day. We are eclectic and share our different experiences; each… Continue reading

Looking Beyond the Obvious

Often times people will look at children during play and think “oh they are only playing.” For a child, play is not just play it is WORK! Through play, children are gaining hands-on… Continue reading

Messing about with the philosophical ideas of Malaguzzi and Hawkins

A few months ago I (Louise Jupp) had the privilege of facilitating a workshop, along with Diane Kashin and Rosalba Bortolotti, focussed on messing about, reflection and engaging dialogue around the philosophical parallels… Continue reading

The 2014 Education Exploration Project: a conference for educators, parents and kids

Save your spot now for full day conference Pre-Philosophy & the Art of Listening

Suzanne’s detailed biography: Suzanne Axelsson lives and works as a preschool teacher in Stockholm, Sweden. She has a masters in ECE, Sheffield University, UK, her home country, where shespecialized in Reggio Emilia, language… Continue reading

“Letting go of bad feelings.” J.T.

“A fundamental characteristic of music is its ability to arouse emotions” (Andrew H. Gregory, 1996). A few weeks ago, we had a discussion about feelings and using the Buddha boards to express what… Continue reading

Looking forward to our next Hawkins Exhibit exploration!

As we make final preparations for March 22 where we explore the philosophical parallels of Loris Malaguzzi and David Hawkins, we take a moment to reflect on our thoughts.

Pre-philosophy and the art of listening

Join Suzanne Axelsson of Interaction Imagination on Saturday May 3 for an inspiring presentation and dialogue!  

“To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” Alfred Austin

It is that time of year again when we are looking forward to the warmer weather and sunshine that arrives with the beginning of spring and summer. At this time, we begin to… Continue reading

Explorations of “Me-ness”: Exploring Our Self-Portraits

“You yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection.” (Gautama Buddha)           When I find myself in situations where I explain to others… Continue reading

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