First, we’d like to highlight Judy Jablon, early childhood consultant and author. Judy describes herself as a passionate teacher, committed to creating conversations among educators about how to use their collective wisdom to make a significant difference for children and families. She believes in guiding educators to understand and embrace the importance of relationships as the foundation for learning.
In her acclaimed book, Powerful Interactions, co-authored with Amy Laura Dombro and Charlotte Stetson; the authors focus on three key components:
• Be present
• Extend learning
Focusing on the role of relationship-building in teaching and learning, Powerful Interactions shows how “everyday” interactions can become intentional and purposeful.