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Lisa Burman

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Lisa is an experienced teacher and school leader. She currently works as a Pedagogical Consultant in Australia, supporting educators and prior-to-school and primary school leaders to develop site wide plans for pedagogical change. Lisa’s interests include early childhood education and care, imbedding and contextualizing the principles of the Reggio Emilia educational project within learning environments, play, literacy learning, inquiry learning and strengthening children’s connections to nature. She is passionate about pedagogies that see children as capable and competent learners who are skilled in researching life and making connections. Her favourite work is side-by-side with children and educators in their learning settings. Lisa has presented at a number of national and international conferences, including International Reading Association Annual Convention (Chicago, 2006), Australian Literacy Educators Association Annual Conference (Darwin, 2006), National Staff Developers Association New York State Conference (Rochester, 2006) and National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Convention (Atlanta, 2006). She was honoured to be invited to give a “RED-TALK” at the REAIE Landscapes of Imagination conference in 2015. Each year she is invited to present keynote addresses and facilitate workshops at regional and international conferences. Her first book was published by Redleaf Press and is titled “Are You Listening? Fostering Conversations that Help Young Children Learn”.