MANY KINDS OF SMART! Understanding the Theory of Multiple Intelligences AND MAKING THE MOST OF THE MIX The Many Benefits of Mixed Age Groupings
Date(s) - Mar 6, 2021
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Langley CCRR - online
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9:30 – 11:00am
MANY KINDS OF SMART! Understanding the Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Think you are good at your job because you love children? What about the ones that challenge you? Using these powerful questions as a framework, Lisa puts her own spin on Howard Gardner’s classic theory. This session is a far cry from simply listing various personality characteristics, needs and preferences. By providing easy to implement, yet possibly challenging, “comfort zone stretchers,” Lisa challenges teachers to make sure they are celebrating all of the children in the classroom, not just the ones they like.
11:30 – 1:00pm
MAKING THE MOST OF THE MIX The Many Benefits of Mixed Age Groupings
Although children are not born in litters, we seem to insist they be educated in them Lilian Katz This is the newest addition to Lisa Murphy’s line up and has a unique different delivery style. In this session, Lisa reads the paper she wrote on The Benefits of Mixed Age Groupings (MAGS) and, while reading, riffs in real time as to her additional thoughts about the topic, strategies for success, potential challenges and other MAG considerations. By tapping into both historical (Lilian Katz) and contemporary (Peter Gray, among others) research and resources, the paper presents a general overview of MAGS, some typical barriers to them, and ends with identifying specific benefits. This session has been well received due to the interactive delivery style as well as the concise review of the many social and intellectual benefits of mixed age groupings in early childhood programs.
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Lisa Murphy, M.Ed., Early Childhood Specialist Founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc. Lisa Murphy has been involved in early childhood education for over 30 years. She has written five books, produced numerous training DVDs, serves on many early childhood advisory boards, is an international speaker and trainer, is co-host of the podcast Child Care Bar and Grill and is the founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc. As an outspoken advocate, Lisa is known for her commitment to creating child-centered, play-based early childhood environments and her fierce protection of childhood. In 2013 she received her Masters in Early Childhood Education from Champlain College, in 2018 she received the Patricia Monighan Nourot Award for Exemplary Leadership and Play Advocacy from NAEYC’s Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum, and in 2020, her latest book, Lisa Murphy On… Being Child Centered was nominated for “Best in Education” by Midwest Book Awards. Her seminars have been called humorous, energetic, content-rich and inspiring. She currently resides in Central Florida.