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Susan Stacey


Susan Stacey has worked in the field of early childhood for over 35 years, as an early childhood educator, director, and practicum advisor. She obtained her Master's degree at Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, California. Stacey frequently presents across North America about emergent curriculum, reflective and responsive practices, inquiry, documentation, and the role of the arts in ECE. She teaches adult ECE students at the N.S. College of Early Childhood Education, and belongs to several professional organizations such as NAEYC and the Canadian Childcare Federation. Stacey has presented frequently at NAEYC conferences, and has been published in Young Children, Young Exceptional Children, and Exchange. Her books with Redleaf include Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings, The Unscripted Classroom, and Pedagogical Documentation in Early Childhood.

Visit Susan's website at www.suestacey.ca

Susan Stacey's Books

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  • Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood Settings (e-book): From Theory to Practice

    Author: Susan Stacey
    Product Code: 540894
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-089-4

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    When teachers use curriculum driven by children's emerging interests, they create a captivating environment where children learn and discover by participating in activities they enjoy.

    This book explores the components of emergent curriculum and how its practices and principles can improve the educational culture of early childhood programs. Emergent Curriculum offers a unique and thorough explanation of these concepts as well as information on how to observe, reflect, interpret, document, and plan long-term projects using this method.

    Early childhood educators have the crucial responsibility to provide effective teaching that will foster children's enthusiasm for learning. This book is an invitation to dream, develop, and implement the curriculum that accomplishes this.

    Age Focus: 2-5. e-book, 184 pgs.

  • The Unscripted Classroom (e-book): Emergent Curriculum in Action

    Author: Susan Stacey
    Product Code: 541785
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-178-5

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    Bring emergent curriculum to life!

    Step out of your usual scripts and use innovative practices as you respond to children's budding interests. The Unscripted Classroom encourages creativity and flexibility as you observe, interact with, and teach children to better support their passion for learning.

    A valuable way to learn about teaching is to watch master teachers at work and understand why they do what they do. Filled with stories from teachers sharing their own experiences, The Unscripted Classroom reveals why teachers responded to children's ideas and classroom events in particular ways. These stories will inspire you to think creatively as you observe, reflect, and respond to children. An overview of emergent curriculum philosophy, an examination of creativity in the classroom, and observation and planning forms are included.

    Age Focus: 2-5. e-book, 192 pgs.

  • Pedagogical Documentation in Early Childhood: Sharing Children's Learning and Teachers' Thinking

    Author: Susan Stacey
    Product Code: 543918
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-391-8

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    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    North American educators were first introduced to the idea of pedagogical documentation through work of the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Canadian and U.S. educators have responded with an eager desire to try the process within their own practices. Nevertheless, producing documentation that is thoughtful, meaningful, and aesthetically pleasing is a challenge. Pedagogical Documentation—filled with examples from the author as well as new and seasoned educators from across North America-will guide you through the process. Pedagogical documentation is an examination of the learning taking place in children and supports reflective practice and decision-making in teachers. Pedagogical documentation is a powerful tool for communicating a child's learning to families.

    Age focus: 3–8. Softbound, 144 pgs.

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