Educator workshops 

Classroom Documentation - An introduction with Lindsay Pinchbeck and Marlee Luehman

Workshop available based on school or district request

Educators Lindsay Pinchbeck and Marlee Luehman share their classroom documentation process with teachers and the curious. 

The Reggio Emilia approach to documentation offers teachers an active process to gather qualitative data from the classroom and to meet the needs of individuals through note taking, photography and collecting the valuable words and ideas of learners. 

Participants will be encouraged to craft their own unique practice to suite the needs of their classroom. Practitioners will be invited to reflect on their own approach to teaching and learning. 

Documentation can act as formative assessment, centering the child in search for holistic and cognitive understanding. The process reveals ideas of how to meet the needs of the individuals in your classroom. Further, documentation is a process that lends itself to conversation with both colleagues, administrators and parents. This act of reflection and sharing centers the child, keeps you inspired, and offers opportunities for dialogue and continued learning for all. 

This workshop is ideal for anyone curious about learning more about learner centered education practices. 

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Creativity and the Brain- with Lindsay Pinchbeck 

Workshop available based on school or district request

This 3 hour workshop will introduce you to current research about the many ways creativity can enhance learning and ignite neural networks through joyful, emotive and exploratory learning experiences. 

Participants will have the option to dissect a sheep brain and learn about the various functions of the brain.  

Topics will include how our brains function under stress and how to build strong neural pathways in our continually changing brains. 

You will be offered opportunities to explore current research in the arts and neuroscience through creative arts experiences, (storytelling, visual arts, drama, music) discussion and reflection.

This workshop is ideal for anyone curious about the brain and learning while engaging in hands on creative experiences (important for deep cognitive learning)

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Marlee Luheman 

Marlee Luheman MEd 

Marlee Luehman has been an educator for over 20 years.  She received her undergraduate degree in psychology and education with a certification in elementary and special education. She has worked in a variety of educational settings including public schools, private schools, and as a developmental therapist working closely with at risk infants and toddlers in their homes. 

Marlee became passionate about the arts and teaching and learning through the arts when she was hired by Lindsay Pinchbeck to teach at Sweetland School. 

She received her Masters in Education in Arts Integration through Lesley University. 

Believing strongly in the social-emotional connection that learners and teachers cultivate in a nurturing education environment, Marlee embraces the process of working through the arts as a way to create a space for meaningful and deep connection. 

When she is not teaching, Marlee enjoys dancing, walks through the fields behind her house, being with her daughter and quiet pondering. 

Lindsay Stewart 

Lindsay Stewart MEd

Lindsay Stewart is the director and founder of Sweet Tree Arts and Sweetland School.

 She has been teaching in the arts and alternative education settings for the over 20 years. 

Originally from Scotland, Stewart settled in the US in 2000. She gained her Masters in Education through Lesley University's Creative Arts and Learning / Arts Integration program and received her undergraduate degree from Colby College.

Lindsay is currently pursuing her doctoral studies researching how the arts can support learning and wellbeing at Lesley University.  

She is passionate about sharing ideas locally and globally around creative thinking, growth mindset and listening and responding through the arts. 

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