Category: Inspiration

Inspiration, tips and fun stuff

Mentoring advice part two – Leadership

  Recently we asked you to share with us the one piece of advice or lesson learnt from a mentor that has influenced your teaching the most. In the second of our articles on mentoring, we focus on leadership advice. There are...

/ May 18, 2016

Mentoring advice part one – Working with children

We had the most overwhelming response to our recent give away where we asked you to share with us the one piece of advice or lesson learnt from a mentor that has influenced your teaching the most. We compiled your entries...

/ April 27, 2016

How to get the most out of your study tour to Reggio Emilia

  No one in Reggio wants to teach others how to “do school.” What we seek to do rather is to try and deepen our understanding, together with others, of why it was possible in Reggio Emilia for an (educational)...

/ April 10, 2016

Weird things teachers say…

As an early childhood educator, you often find yourself saying the strangest things in your day-to-day dealings with children. We asked you for some of the weird things you have found yourself saying, and this is what you told us…

/ March 30, 2016

You know you’re a teacher when

There are some things that are very particular to early childhood educators. Those things that “others” just don’t understand… You would be hard pressed to find electricians who receive hugs when they arrive at work.  Gift wrapping stressing you out?...

/ March 30, 2016

From rosters, to no rosters

To roster or not to roster, that is the question? During my 14-year teaching career, I have taught in a learning service WITH rosters, and am currently working in a learning service WITHOUT rosters. When I started in my current learning...

/ March 15, 2016

Stuck for teacher gift ideas?

There is truth in the old saying “it’s the thought that counts”, and when it comes to buying something for the teachers who hold a special place in your child’s heart, rest assured a gift that has been carefully thought...

/ December 15, 2015

A many-hat-wearing Grandmother’s perspective on Storypark

This blog post focuses on Kath Cooper’s experience of Storypark as a Nani and is the second part of her two part series. Check out last week’s post to hear more about her perspectives as a Lecturer and Educator. Hi,...

/ January 25, 2015

60 great gift alternatives to toys for Christmas

As the festive season draws ever closer, people start thinking about Santa Claus and presents. This blog post by Storypark’s CEO Peter Dixon provides some alternative ideas for gifts this Christmas. I was inspired by a blog post I read...

/ December 1, 2014

Building digital capability in underserved communities

Storypark is partnering with  Accelerating Auckland in pursuit of our shared commitment to improving outcomes for children. Accelerating Auckland works to increase digital capability in under-served communities where it is most needed by connecting communities, public and private sector entities to support...

/ August 6, 2014