Deanna McLennan

Deanna Pecaski McLennan, Ph.D., is a passionate full-day kindergarten educator, researcher and writer from Southern Ontario, Canada who has spent over twenty years working with young children. Deanna has authored more than thirty articles for number early childhood education journals. She has devoted her research and practice to exploring the potential for rich mathematics learning through playful inquiry and exploration. Integrating math into the arts and outdoor learning is a favourite activity!

Deanna is also a mom to three children and knows firsthand the important of supporting and improving their confidence, fluency and accuracy in mathematics. Deanna has spent the last several years transforming her classroom into a safe and supportive space where children can take risks without the use of rigid programming, rote practice, or worksheets. Deanna believes that educators benefit from sharing their journeys with one another and actively uses reflective writing, technology and social media to connect with others from around the world. She sees herself a life-long learner and spends her free time reading, exercising and playing with her dog Harlow.

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