Blog: TransformEd by @joannebabalis

Some video interviews referenced 
below can be viewed on:

2019. York University interview highlighting my story as part of the "People of YU" campaign that features Faculty, Staff and Students.

2019. Faculty of Education interview and article, "Super student opens successful consulting business" 

2019. TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre featured on an episode of The Dad Dairies - Interview, tour, and experience with Joanne Babalis, "Ways to be creative with kids, TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre"  

Photos by Andrea from @blueorchidphotos

2018. TransformEd Creative Studio visitors from the Media.

2017. TransformEd Blog referenced in Becker, K. & Mastrangelo, S. (2017). Ontario’s Early Learning - Kindergarten Program: A transformative early childhood education initiative. Young Children, 72, 4. Retrieved from’s-early-learning–kindergarten

2016. TransformEd Blog mentioned in OCT, Professionally Speaking, "Create your own space: Looking for inspiration to transform your classroom environment?   Magazine.

2016. Video Interview by York University (Daniel Becker) for Faculty of Education Professional Development website, youtube channel and Moodle. York University, Toronto, Ontario. March 22

"What sets York U's AQ Courses apart from other providers?"

"What would students say is their favourite part of your AQ course?"

"What are the benefits of teaching an AQ in a blended environment?"

2015. TransformEd Blog referenced in Novakowski, J. (2015). Reggio-Inspired Mathematics. Richmond District School Board, Lightning Source Inc

2015. TransformEd Blog referenced in Stacey, S. (2015). Pedagogical Documentation in Early Childhood: Sharing Children Learning and Teachers’ Thinking. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press

2015. TransformEd Blog referenced in Dietze, B. & Kashin. D. (2015). Empowering pedagogy for early childhood education. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education

2014. Toronto Star Newspaper Article. Full-day kindergarten impacts Grades 1, 2. September 2 

2014. Video Interview by Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study University of Toronto - Natural Curiosity about Inquiry-based learning. 

2014. TransformEd Blog mentioned in OCT, Professionally Speaking Magazine.

2012-2014. Video Interviews and Photography of classroom learning environment for ETFO resources "Learning in the Early Years" (websites, print, training sessions, etc.) (Books: Primary ETFO Arts: Introducing Drama, Music, and Visual Arts in the Primary Grades” and “Learning in the early years” 

2013. Professionally Speaking Article “A wider view: Kindergarten teachers use blogs, Skype, and Twitter to connect students across the province and beyond” written by Dubowsky about blog initiative in December issue

2013. Interviewed for York Region District School Boards website on my Master of Education research, The Sky Inquiry process
*videos can be accessed on my YouTube Channel Joanne Babalis 

2013. Featured in OISE’s Natural Curiosity newsletter: Making the Shift A Journey through Inquiry-based Environmental Education. January 

2013. Photographs of classroom learning environment in Professionally Speaking Magazine. September Issue

2013 yFile York’ University’s Daily News, York Alumni News, and Faculty of Education website interview, "Student blog gets close to half a million world-wide views"

York University's Daily News yFile reposted with headline "Recent grad's blog gets close to 500,000 views which was tweeted about by the then Dean of The Faculty of Education, Dr. Ron Owston.

York Alumni News reposted with headline "Recent grad's blog engages readers in early education as it closes in on half a million 

2013. TransformEd Blog referenced in Natural Curiosity's newsletter, "Making the shift: A journey through inquiry-based environmental education" 

2010-2011. Ministry of Education filming and Thinking About Thinking DVD’s

2010. CBC Radio interview about first day of Full-Day Kindergarten

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