Mama Spider

Monica Pineda


In this paper I share how I, an early childhood educator, respond to the challenge of the Anthropocene. There is a greater need for pedagogies of relationality and a focus on webbing ethical and ecological responsibility with practice. Through a series of pedagogical narrations I restory the coconstruction of the place and space that spiders, young children, and I shared.


Anthropocene; common worlds; witnessing; early education

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