Ms. Gemma Riccio

Ms. Gemma Riccio

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As a Teacher Associate at the Henry Barnard school for twelve years has allowed me to deliver excellent lessons and creative curriculum in the Reggio Emelia inspired-approach as well as the ability to learn and grow with our families over time.

I am a Reggio Emelia-inspired educator. I provide young students with exciting materials that encourage exploration and curiosity in different learning centers. In the classroom and the playground, I listened to and observed the children’s topic of interest, and then I create a lesson plan that reflects what they understand. I build on that knowledge by further investigation, reading related literature, inviting expert speakers, and going on quality educational field trips. I am a co-learner as I guide students in finding out answers to their questions.

I believe in cultivating and sustaining a healthy working relationship with students, parents, co-teachers, and school community. I value suggestions from colleagues and use this as a tool to refine my instruction.