Have you every studied abroad? If not, I highly recommend it! I decided to end my final semester of my MEd in Foreign Language Education at the University of Pittsburgh with a bang and opted to travel to Italy to take two amazing courses that still inspire me as a teacher, educator, and mother till this very day in so many ways: Early Childhood Education and Cross-Cultural Education. From visiting THE world renowned Reggio Emilia Loris Malaguzzi Center and the University of Florence to visiting local schools to my favorite cities of Luca and Lerici. It’s all documented with lots of fun pictures in a fun blog post on Tumblr. 🙂
I learned soooo much about Italy as a country, about early childhood education schools of thought such as the Reggio Emilia and Montessori methods, about fresh pasta making, and soooo much more. So, if you’d like to take a short visit to Rome, Florence, Venice and learn fun facts about education, the differences between the Reggio Emilia and Montessori approaches, click on the link below.
If you have any questions and/or comments, please don’t hesitate and let me know in the comment section below.