Ann Lewin-Benham Photo
Children playin under Cherry Tree

Ann was born in Quincy, MA into a family of strong women and active men. Her mother acted in the days of one-person theater and her father was in merchandising.She was raised in Manhattan and upstate New York and earned a BA from Bryn Mawr College. Ann worked for a small welfare department in rural North Carolina before the civil rights movement began. Her son's birth spurred her interest in education and led her to become a Montessori teacher. She has been teacher educator, school founder, and children’s museum pioneer. In 2005 she became an author with the publication of her first book, Possible Schools (2006). Since she has written Powerful Children (2008) that tells the story of the urban Reggio-inspired school she founded and directed. In 2010 her book Infants and Children at Work was published. In 2011 Twelve Best Practices for Early Childhood Education was published, and in 2012, with co-author Reuven Feuerstein, What Learning Looks Like expanded from early childhood to a book on learning for all ages.

To learn about Ann's books click Writngs; for brief descriptions of her lectures click Upcoming Events, and for Ann's work on current hot issues in ECE click Lectures and scroll downto titles in hot red.

Playing under cherry blossoms
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