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Thinking About Martin Luther King

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Last year about this time, Elaine and Lisa sent some (4/5 year old) children from the Rainbow room to the studio because they wanted to make a birthday song for Martin Luther King. Here is a little bit of their conversation as they made instruments to accompany the song:

Charlie "He (Martin) used to be a good-est person of all and he said
'It makes no fair that some children be in a bad school and somebody else’s children be in a good school. I want all my children to be in a fair place. Not a bad place'!"

Anna "What if you grow up and you make speeches into a microphone?'”

Kirsten "I would say ‘Everyone!, you should eat fruits and veggies, and not too much candy, and listen to what Martin Luther King says! No, people! Do not hate people! Love everybody, don’t hate anybody! It’s fair!, it’s fair!"

Sammy "And also ‘don’t kill anybody'!"

Kirsten "Don’t shoot them with a gun!"

Sammy "Don’t kill anybody with a gun!"

Kirsten …
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We are pleased to open registration for the 2017 Spring Symposium of
The Sabot Institute for Teaching and Learning!

WONDER, PLAY, AND INQUIRY: THE RESEARCH OF CHILDREN
April 20 - 22, 2017
Keynotes by:
Lella Gandini, the U.S. Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach
Susan Harris MacKay, Director of Teaching and Learning, Opal School, Portland, Oregon (a public charter)

Presentations by:
Teacher-Researchers & Consultants Anna Golden, Sara Ferguson, Andrea Pierotti, Mary Driebe,
and Pam Oken-Wright
CEUs are available from the Center for Leadership in Education at University of Richmond.
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PRE-SYMPOSIUM & SYMPOSIUM
April 20th, April 21st, and April 22ndThis three-day option includes: A school-day observation of Reggio-inspired Preschool, Lower School, and Middle School classrooms on ThursdaySpecial session with Lella Gandini who will speak about the fundamentals of the Reggio ApproachTwo days of Symposium events (details below)L…