Everyday, we cross paths with people who inspire us. Standing among these souls, can make us feel as if we’re in the company of shining stars ~ truly! Each one of these inspirations brings a unique sparkle to our world, and in many cases, without even realizing the impact they have on us. They shine because that is what stars do and that is what stars are: bright, sparkly, and full of life!

I have been blessed by many open hearts, minds, and plenty of shiny stars. My husband, my parents, siblings, family, friends, colleagues, mentors, and students whom have each impacted my life in their own special way, sharing tremendous wisdom, understanding, and insight. For that, I am fortunate.  

Generosity abounds and more often than not, people have welcomed me to walk with them on a shared pathway. For this, I am forever grateful. It is while walking on these pathways, I have observed, listened, shared, and reflected with those who teach, lead, challenge, reflect, and inspire. Without a doubt, these moments have enriched my thinking, my heart, my well-being, and my life. 

As you journey along your own pathways, it is my hope that you are blessed with shining stars. For these are the inspirations that light our way, energize our world, offer a positive source of light to humanity, and breathe life into this Earth.

Just as you have been inspired by others, remember that you are a source of inspiration, hope, guidance, and leadership. Look carefully within yourself, your gifts are there to be shared. Your heart, soul, mind, and spirit are needed in this world. Just think, you may be inspiring without even knowing your impact. Simply by sharing the best parts of you, your inspiration fills our world.

For all of the shining stars that sparkle brightly, my gratitude goes out to each of you ~ you know exactly who you are! Your impact and value are priceless. Your gifts make a difference to me and to the world around us. 

This series is designed for educators and parents looking to gain insight into the Reggio Emilia approach to education. Examine some of the rich history, philosophy, principles, practices, and projects that have emerged from this world renowned approach to learning. Discover how the Reggio Emilia approach is so much more than burlap and baskets. Explore how this philosophical approach to life, learning, and education is ‘a way of being’ built upon relationships, and the metaphorical understanding of the Hundred Languages of Children. Designed for those who guide and nurture children at home, in traditional and non-traditional school environments, and in early child care settings.

Our sessions are led by an educational leader who has traveled and studied intensively in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy through the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre and Reggio Children. Currently planning another trip to Reggio Emilia to continue her studies and further her understandings, Susan Wright, Founder of Nurtured Inspirations, embraces a Reggio Emilia inspired way of being in life, learning, and education. As a practicing Kindergarten Specialist with over 32 years in the field of education as a Teacher, she had worked with her board of education and the Ministry of Ontario Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat Student Work Study Initiative Teacher and Researcher for six years. Susan’s passion and commitment to sharing her understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach inspires her investment in learning relationships with educators and parents around the world.

This online eCourse is a pre-recorded session available to you upon registration. Watch the presentations at times that best suit your calendar and time zone! Watch as often as you’d like and take advantage of the lifetime, 24/7 access with the option to start, pause, stop, and restart the eCourse as many times as you’d like. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for 2 hours of online learning for each and every session in which they participate.

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