The Reggio Emilia is an educational philosophy developed by Loris Malaguzzi, a teacher in the village of Reggio Emilia, Italy after World War II. He felt that the children of his village were in need of a new way of learning after enduring the emotional and physical trauma of war. He wanted to build a program on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. Malaguzzi believed that children develop their own unique "languages" in early developmental years and the aim of his approach is to teach them how to make those languages useful in everyday life. In Reggio Emilia, the students' creative interests drive the curriculum while the teachers act as "co-learners", going on an educational journey alongside the student.
Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
During his junior year at the University of California, while training to become a world-champion gymnast, Dan Millman stumbled on a 94-year-old mentor nicknamed Socrates, a powerful, unpredictable, and elusive character. He taught a way to maximize performance using a unique blend of Eastern philosophy and Western fitness to cultivate the true essence of a champion - the "way of the peaceful warrior."
Inspiration comes in many forms. It is with humility and gratitude that we share some of the people and works that have shaped our mutual experience. If you took the time to read our bios your eyes are probably pretty tired so feel free to skim but please share if you have something you feel we should include.
Regarded by many as the greatest coach of all time, Wooden coached the UCLA Men's Basketball team to 10 National Championships (7 in a row) and was named Coach of the Year 6 times in that span. However, while his pesonal accolades speak for themselves, it is his passion and commitment to team above self and personal development that will make him a true inspiration to teachers, coachesand players for as long as sports are played. Check out his Pyramid of Success.
The Four Agreements
Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a simple code of conduct based on freedom, happiness, and love.
The Four Agreements are:
Be Impeccable With Your Word
Don't Take Anything Personally
Don't Make Assumptions
Always Do Your Best
Solid guidelines for us all to remember.