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Rae Pica on What if we taught the way children learn?

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Rae Pica on What if we taught the way children learn?


Rae Pica has been an education consultant specializing in the education and development of the whole child since 1980. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 21 books, including What If Everybody Understood Child Development? and What if we taught the Way that children learn?

She has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau and Blues Clues.

Rae is known for her lively, informative and common-sense keynotes and training, both virtual and live.

In this interview, we discuss how we  “accidentally dampen creativity” in young children and how early childhood educators and practitioners can stop it happening.

Rae is also well known for her passion for ‘active learning’, so we examine how active learning and creativity go hand in hand. Rae also explains the critical importance of divergent thinking for our young children, especially in today’s world and the world they will be growing up in.

The interview finishes off with some advice for explaining active learning and divergent thinking with parents.

** Rae also has a brand new 90-minute webinar – Active Learning in the Time of Covid.

learn the rationale for active, as opposed to passive, learning in early childhood education, multiple examples of active learning experiences in the content areas of art, math, emergent literacy, science, and social studies.

AND a bonus e-book with more than 40 brain breaks.

All for just $27 (goes up to $37 on Sunday 1st November 2020)

Find out more here:

Rae’s website, where you can find her books and other merchandise: https://www.raepica.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/raepicaconsulting
Free resource library: https://www.raepica.com/free-resource-elibrary/

Rae also features in the podcast with ‘That Early Childhood Nerd’ here: https://www.thatearlychildhoodnerd.com/

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Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie