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Hello, over there! Is this you?

You’re an early childhood educator or homeschool mama for kids ages 3-6.

You’re interested in alternative and nature-based education.

Or, you’re a teacher, administrator, or educational consultant responsible for mentoring teachers in a day care or school district as they create a Reggio-Inspired teaching Environment.

And maybe you’ve noticed that…

The way traditional classrooms are set up and decorated is often with loud patterns, busy actions, and bright colors…

But all that ‘visual noise’ ends up over-stimulating children…

Distracting them, scattering their focus, and making it MORE DIFFICULT to engage their natural interest in the learning that is right under their noses. Bottom line?

It’s like the traditional classroom environment works AGAINST you!



So you want practical steps for how you can:

  • Reduce the sensory overload and visual stimuli in your classroom that detracts from focus, calm, and learning
  • Create a classroom that finally puts “child interest” center stage!
  • Set up a learning environment that actually becomes your students’ “third teacher”

Good news!

This is what creating a child-centered

 environment is all about!

As you probably know, the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy is rooted in creating a supporting and enriching environment that puts the interests of young learners first.

Many teachers, including myself and my colleagues, have noticed:

  • Reduce behavior issues
  • Increase engagement
  • Strengthen kids’ inner desire to learn (without relying on prompts or praise from a teacher or other authority)

 

What’s not to love? But there’s just one catch…

It’s difficult to use Reggio principles in a public school and standards based classroom, preschool or day care that wasn’t specifically designed for it!

 

It takes plenty of physical space, resources, and community support to create a full-blown Reggio school.

Most educators don’t have access to all of that! But this doesn’t mean we can’t draw inspiration from the Reggio approach, and be inspired by its philosophy and design principles.

That’s why I’m on a mission to help educators inspired by Reggio ideas find simple, practical ways to bring those ideas into their classrooms.

Because the way I see it, the more young children who learn in Reggio-inspired environments that value kids’ natural interest for learning… the better!

Introducing

Reggio-Inspired Environments Bootcamp is a series of seven classes where I walk you through a step-by-step plan to transform your classroom into a natural, supportive environment where child interest can take center stage, using Reggio-inspired ideas.

Designed for teachers, homeschool parents, administrators, and educational consultants, Reggio-Inspired Environments Bootcamp will help you assess key elements in your classroom that may be detracting from young children’s learning and show you what you can do right now to make it right!

 

Here’s the Bootcamp At-A-Glance:


  • 1

    Module 1 – The Third Teacher

    How to Know If the Third Teacher is Working in Your Classroom

You’ll take stock of your classroom and see exactly – what’s working and what’s not working.

What you will discover:

  • What the Reggio idea of the “third teacher” really means
  • Use the Third Teacher Assessment Tool to quickly tell if the third teacher is working in your classroom
  • 4 simple steps to find out which areas need your attention first.
  • The negative impact of clutter on your classroom and how to say goodbye to classroom chaos forever
  • How to put together your own Bootcamp Action Notebook with the Action Planning Guides found inside the Bootcamp.


  • 2

    Module 2 – Color Harmony

    How to Use Color in Your Classroom To Support Learning

Quickly learn how to make ANY color in your space work and how to reduce visual clutter.

What you will discover:

  • How to use color to optimize a Reggio-inspired mood that nurtures young learners
  • Use the Color Assessment to uncover exactly what needs work to get the Reggio feel in your classroom
  • Tips for how to create an action plan to adapt your classroom, step by step
  • A Color Palette Tool to help you choose the right color palette for your space.
  • Use my Color Action Plan to bring color harmony in your space and achieve the Reggio look.


  • 3

    Module 3 – The Line Vibe

    How to Easily Improve the Lines In Your Classroom

Easily create a calm environment by finding and fixing trouble spots with the lines and angles in your space.

What you will discover:

  • How to use the lines and shapes in your classroom to eliminate the look of clutter and bring calm to the space.
  • Use my Line Assessment Tool to see and address your room’s “trouble spots”
  • Use my simple Line Solution System to remedy noisy visual spaces that might be detracting from the groundedness and calm you want to create
  • My Line Action Plan to bring an overall relaxing vibe to your space.


  • 4

    Module 4- Balanced Views

    How to Easily Structure Your Classroom For More Engagement

It is easier than you think to create highly engaging centers and activities.

What you will discover:

  • How to be sure your classroom comes together using my Balance Action Plan.
  • Use my Balance Assessment Tool to reduce the visual noise that can agitate young children
  • Learn simple ways to use symmetry and asymmetry as Third Teacher allies!
  • Use my Line Action Plan to bring an overall relaxing vibe to your space.


  • 5

    Module 5 – The Texture Secret

    How To Use Texture To Create a Warm & Nourishing Environment

Find simple ways to bring natural and varied textures into your classroom.

What you will discover:

  • How texture and pattern have a huge role in defining the overall “feeling” and energy of your classroom
  • Simple ways to bring the Reggio feel into your space – even on a budget!
  • How texture will help bring a peaceful feeling to your space.
  • Use the Texture Action Plan to guide you as you bring the right kind of energy into your classroom with a few small changes that make a big difference


  • 6

    Module 6 – The Nature Code

    How to invigorate your classroom with the spirit of the outdoors!

Watch how a few simple nature elements in your classroom can create awe.

What you will discover:

  • How to use the elements of nature to evoke the magic that Reggio Inspired classrooms are known for!
  • Use my Nature Assessment Tool to easily locate where to add some elements of nature.
  • How to use found nature objects to bring the beauty of the outdoors in your class.
  • How to plan your nature transformation with the Nature Action Plan.

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    Module 7 – The Lighting Formula

    How to Make Simple Lighting Changes to Create a Magical Space

A few simple shifts in how you light your classroom can create an atmosphere of pure wonder.

What you will discover:

  • Simple ideas for changing the intensity, brightness, placement and color of lighting to improve the overall feeling of your classroom
  • Use my Light Assessment Tool to easily locate where to add light
  • How to create pure magic and awe in your space using my personal Light Formula.
  • How to plan your light transformation with the Light Action Plan.

  • 8

    BONUSES: Feng Shui for the Classroom, How To Shop for Your Classroom Guide

    Learn how the principles of Feng Shui can help you locate places of chaos in your classroom!

Plus – you will get my video: Shopping for Your Classroom Tips & Tricks

What you will discover:

  • How the art of Feng Shui can be applied to your classroom.
  • How energy moves and how it can reveal “trouble spots”
  • Learn how to “repair” trouble spots that are most likely to be chaos hot spots.

Everything you need to easily transform your classroom into a Reggio-Inspired Environment!

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Read What Other Teachers Are Saying About Reggio-Inspired Environments Bootcamp

Understanding different elements necessary to make the environment an effective, inspiring third teacher. My director was telling us to make changes but with no explanation as to why. Modules opened my eyes and it all makes sense. I’ve seen places that try to be reggio-inspired and are really overwhelming. I understand why.

Deb

I have applied many things from this course to my classroom! I have taken away all the plastic materials and replaced them with organic and authentic materials…what a difference!

Julie

First off it was inspiring.  You gave it flare with your personal touch, experience, and organization.  “The seeing is believing” . .. it made it come alive. The down loads and links made real connections and provided the practical tools to work with.  The course truly painted a “real” picture of what the 3r teacher is and how she functions or has impact.

Aideen

I really found your SWOT snapshot system very useful in establishing what areas need to be improved. All of the educators implemented this system and found it very useful.

Kristin

Your Bootcamp gives you exclusive access to tools you won’t find anywhere else, including:

Training videos that walk you through 6 Reggio-inspired design elements, the sensory impact of that element on young children, and simple, practical ways you can assess and improve your classroom.

Exclusive tools and PDFs including checklists, worksheets, and Action Plans – plus recommendations for free mobile apps that make making over your classroom a snap!

The Third Teacher Toolkit with tips and tools to reduce classroom clutter, assess what’s working in your classroom, and areas that are ripe for improvement

The Private Forum is a welcoming, friendly place where you can talk with other educators who are transforming their classrooms to be Reggio-inspired!

Lifetime Access to all the modules, tools, and guides

10 hours of Professional Development Credit

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I’ve paid?

Once you have paid via credit card, you’ll be emailed all the details for accessing the Reggio-Inspired Environments Bootcamp online. If you can’t find the email, please check your Junk Mail folder or send a note to: sally@fairydustteaching.com

If you have paid using the two payment plan, your credit card will be charged now and billed automatically in 30 days.

I’m really busy – what if I fall behind?

We’ve got you covered! We’ve designed the Bootcamp so that it works for everyone’s schedule – even yours! You can go through the materials at your own pace whenever you’re ready (and with lifetime access, you can go through the Bootcamp whenever you like, as many times as you want!).

I’m on a budget. Is this Bootcamp right for me?

Absolutely! Truly, classroom design is about problem solving. With every part of design that I cover – I’ll be highlighting how you can make the most of a tight budget. Plus, I’ll be sharing secrets about where to find the best deals for your space.

I’m not sure I have the time. How much time will this Bootcamp take?

To make the most of your Bootcamp, you’ll need 1-2 hours per week. This will give you time to go through the content, do your action tasks, plus a bit of reflection. (Remember: the Reggio-Inspired Environments Bootcamp is designed so you can move at a pace that works for your schedule. The materials are yours forever, and you can go through them at whatever speed feels most comfortable for you.)

I took your e-course Learning Spaces – is this Bootcamp the same thing?

While the principles of good classroom environments never change – this course is laser-focused on how these principles specifically apply to Reggio-Inspired Environments. I will take what I covered in Learning Spaces to a much deeper and even more intentional level, applying it to Reggio-inspired environments.

Consider it this way – Learning Spaces gave you a sip of how to create a Reggio- inspired classroom. This Bootcamp is the whole glass of water!

Finally, Reggio-Inspired Environments Bootcamp will give you special downloads to build a comprehensive Action Plan and handy “operations” notebook for easy reference in your classroom.

What if I have a specific question that is not addressed here?

Contact the Reggio-Inspired Teaching team: sally@fairydustteaching.com

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