Angela Salmon

Angela K. Salmon is an Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA. Angela is the founder and leader of the Visible Thinking South Florida initiative, a learning community of practice.

Angela has a well-earned reputation for building learning communities of practice and empowering teachers to gain ownership in their teaching. She puts emphasis on the teacher’s discourse in the classroom to promote thinking and learning in children, especially the quality of questions.

Her research line and practice draw from progressive ideas that lead to authentic and meaningful learning. She prepares teachers to engage children cognitively and emotionally in identifying real-life problems and finding solutions to navigate a complex and changing world. Her research originates from coaching teachers in implementing cutting-edge research on thinking and learning and global competencies. Her studies on the interplay between cognition, language, and literacy development in young children led her to explore executive functions. She sees them reflected in digital storytelling and play. Her current research is on collective stories for influence. As a children’s rights advocate, she seeks ways to promote children’s participation through storytelling. 

She consults for schools and universities around the globe. Her work has been featured in national and international professional meetings and multiple publications. She has developed numerous research initiatives locally and internationally, including Australia.  Angela chaired the 18th edition of the International Conference on Thinking (ICOT18) in Miami. 

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 +61 1300 870 195 / +61 3 9020 2684


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