Sydney Gurewitz Clemens, an early childhood teacher for more than thirty years, is a widely recognized author and presenter on topics which involve hot cognition: children learning through things they are passionate about. These topics can be from the happy parts of life: early literacy, creativity, and many aspects of the work being done in Reggio Emilia, but they can also be from life’s painful parts, including divorce, death & dying, and parents in prison.
Sydney consults in person, by e-mail, and by telephone. She has invented something called SummerCamp (but it’s really year round) which allows people to come and study with her in greater depth. She also gives workshops and speeches, and influences good people doing good work with children.
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA