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Cancelled – Spring Free Lecture with Tom Hobson | Speaking With Children So They Can Think
April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event is cancelled due to the local spread of COVID-19
The Parent Advisory Council will host a free winter lecture featuring Tom “Teacher Tom,” a preschool teacher, writer, speaker, artist, and author, about Speaking With Children So They Can Think.
In a very real sense, the language we use creates reality. Tom speaks on how the specific words we use,
and how and when we use them, shapes reality for our students for both good and bad. Participants will have
the opportunity to learn about the importance of: being clear and precise with language; honoring children
without commanding or bossing them; using words to create a world of facts and intrinsic motivation; creating
space in which children must do their own thinking and make their own decisions; and supporting children as
they learn from the natural consequences of their behaviors.
Tom is best known, however, for his namesake blog “Teacher Tom’s Blog,” where he has posted daily for nearly a decade, chronicling the life and times of his little preschool in the rain soaked Pacific Northwest corner of the US. For nearly two decades Teacher Tom was the sole employee of the Woodland Park Cooperative School. Tom travels around the world (Greece, Iceland, Australia, China, Vietnam, New Zealand, Canada, UK, and across the US) sharing his views on early childhood education, play, and pedagogy. He recently authored his first book, aptly named “Teacher Tom’s First Book”. His second book will be released in March.
Come hungry with cash! Yummy savory and sweet goods will be available for purchase with proceeds supporting scholarships for the North Seattle College Cooperative Preschools!