Beena Khemani Uttam
Early Childhood Educator with the utmost respect for the CHILD as a capable individual. Reggio Emilia approach enthusiast. Advocate for Mental Health and Well-Being of children and their teachers. Lover of Lifelong Learning and Collaboration. Driven by research and developmentally appropriate practices.
I am on my 13th year of being an educator. Still as passionate as I was so long ago, despite the ups and downs that comes with the profession.
I believe deeply in the values and philosophies of the Reggio Emilia approach The child is a capable individual. The best way for them to learn is through intentional and meaningful experiences.
After having experience with classes from the Toddler group to the Kindergarten group, I started to work with teachers. This has led to my interest in teacher development and well-being
I am here to learn, find inspiration, and hopefully be able to build on what I am working on about Child, Teacher, and Community relationships. There is also a strong focus on well-being and Mental Health because the children getting affected by unhealthy stress is rising. Support and guidance for teachers and parents also with their Mental Health.
Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?
Being surrounded by like-minded people, with similar core values and philosophies is refreshing. I truly believe in the power of education and its ability to create a better world for our children.
I also would love to learn, collaborate, and share my knowledge in order for everyone’s innovations to succeed.How can education support students to flourish?
Quality, intentional, meaningful education through experiences in a safe and nurturing environment enable our children to be prepared for their futures.
Education allows for the children to be 21st Century Learners: to communicate, collaborate, be creative, and to think critically. These children will be able to think for themselves, be responsible to their community and hopefully be able to work with communities around the world.What role does innovation play in education change?
“The only thing constant is change.”
The needs of children are changing. The landscape of the world has, and will continue to change quickly as the years go by.
Innovation is our gift to them. This gift will help them succeed in their passions in life.