Tips from a Traveling Nanny
“I can’t believe you get to go on such a long vacation!” It’s mid-November and I was holding a glass of port wine, which one should always do when…
Helping Nannies Manage Change
Many of us are familiar with the saying, “The only constant in life is change,” a concept explored and expounded on by the philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus (530-470 BC). He…
What are the Pikler Principles for Infant Development?
Dr. Emmi Pikler was a respected pediatrician who also managed the Loczy orphanage (1946-1979) in Hungary with Marika Reinitz. Dedicated to child development observation, Pikler identified specific principles she believed…
Teaching Diversity to Children
We hear a lot of talk about diversity these days. So what is Diversity? Diversity is the condition of having or being composed of differing elements. Diversity is also defined…
What is the Waldorf Educational Approach?
“Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not learn to teach out of any book…
How Nannies Can Use Lesson Plans
I once taught a lesson without using lesson plans and it bombed. I was a 20-year-old undergrad, completing my first teaching practicum, overconfident and oblivious to the importance of having…
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