are going to have real peace, and win the war against violence, we must
start with children. By settling disputes with their peers,
children gain an understanding of how to respect the needs of others
while meeting their own needs. They learn that there is often more
than one 'right' side to a dispute, that feelings are important, and
that there are many possible 'win-win' solutions."
- Skidmore College, B.S.,
Elementary Education, 1970
- University of
Massachusetts, M.ED, Early Childhood, 1986
- High/Scope Lead
Teacher and Teacher-Training Program, 1989
- Trained Adult
Mediation Program, 1996,
The Mediation and Training
Collaborative, Greenfield, MA.
- Author, You Can’t
Come to My Birthday Party! Conflict Resolution for Young Children,
- Author, I Know
What’s Next! Preschool Transitions Without Tears or Turmoil
- Script author &
Director, video, It’s Mine! Responding to Problems and Conflicts,
- Script author &
Co-producer, video, Supporting Young Children in Resolving
- Contributions to:
- Supporting Young
Learners, 2 & 3, 1998 and 2000
- Early Childhood
Education Today, Morrison, 1995
- Educating Young
Children, Hohmann & Weikert, 1995
- Numerous articles,
Extensions, High/Scope, 1994-2002
- Upcoming Publications:
You Aren’t My Friend Anymore! Illustrated Answers to Questions
about Young Children’s Challenging Behaviors, due in November 2009
from HighScope Press
- 1990–present, Adjunct
Consultant, High/Scope Educational Research Foundation.
Training of early childhood teachers, administrators, and teacher-trainers, US, UK, Chile, and Mexico.
Behavioral Consultant, Fitchburg Public Schools.
Childhood Consultant and Conflict Resolution Specialist. Training of early childhood
teachers, administrators, and parents.
- 1998–present, Program
Consultant for the Giving Tree School.
- 1976–present, Founding
Officer, President, Giving Tree School,
a non-profit educational organization.
Director/Lead Teacher, Giving Tree School.
- 1974–76, Family Day
- 1974, Teacher,
Brattleboro Child Development Center.
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