Please note that I am continuously adding new resources to this section, so check back soon!

Below you will find organized into sub-sections a collection of blogs, wikis, articles, professional resources, and sites that I love to visit.  If there are any that I have missed, please feel free to add a comment below.  Happy browsing! 

Frequently Asked Questions
"On Display" Archive Index

Early Childhood Education



         Organizers that I have created:

Classroom Environment and Materials

Inquiry-Based Learning

Critical Thinking

Twenty-First Century Teaching and Learning


Play-Based Learning

Outdoor Learning

Reggio Emilia Inspiration

Montessori Inspiration

Waldorf Inspiration




Creative Expression: The Arts

Planning and Assessment:



  1. Joanne,
    What a great website.
    I wanted to let you know that Claire Warden from Scotland and I will are putting on an international conference: Children Learning with Nature 2013 that you might be interested in. It will be in Berkeley, California from may 29-June 1st.
    Our conference website is:
    my email is:

  2. Thank you Paul!

    I am very interested in this conference, and the schedule/topic are very appealing to me.

    Unfortunately, it's not in my budget for this year... Maybe some of our blog followers will be able to attend, or you might consider sharing with us your experience on a Friday "On Display" feature.

    We would love to learn more!

    Thank you for providing us with this information!

  3. Joanne, I am so honored that you have mentioned my blog. You have been an amazing inspiration and resource for me on my journey from a thematic based classroom to a child-led inquiry based classroom. I still feel that I have so far to go, but I am having so much fun seeing where the kids take me on this journey! I am so thankful for this list of resources that you are putting together! I will be checking out all of the wonderful sights you are listing! Thank you for all that you do!
    Darla Myers

  4. Hi Darla,

    Great blog! So happy to include it on our educators resources page.

    I'm so pleased to read that we have inspired your journey! I like how you state "child-led" inquiry based classroom. We strive for this every day! Both Julie and I still feel we have a long way to go and are already planning on how we might improve our practice for next school year...

    Happy to hear that this list will be helpful! It's a great way to keep things organized even for my own reference!

    Thank you for this positive comment. It made my day!


  5. I will be looking forwarding to participate in the discussions.

  6. Hi Joanne, just to let you know that the literacy link to Printable Resource: Real-Life Literacy Instruction, K-3: Handbook for Teachers is broken :(

  7. Thank you, this list is an amazing resource. I am a trained Montessori teacher but have been gravitating to Reggio as I really click with the concept the teacher is as researcher along with the children and that activities are project based and opened ended. Your blog is great! Love from Laos! :-) Kelly

  8. Hi Joanne,

    Do you have any resources that show how a Reggio-inspired classroom benefits a student with special needs?


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