Melissa A. Butler, specializes in the art of noticing and holistic learning design. She holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum Theory from Penn State University, an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town, and National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist. She was a classroom teacher for 23 years and has built a career of diverse projects embedded in practices of noticing. Whether writing books, facilitating workshops, supporting families, designing for learning, or working collaboratively with organizations, her expressions are guided by questions around slowness, silence, not-knowing, boredom, perspective-taking, intrinsic motivation, curiosity, play, freedom, trust, and love.
Melissa is director of Children’s Innovation Project and founder of reimagining project, LLC.
Follow her Noticing Matters blog.