Tag: Educator Professional Learning

Early childhood educators sitting at table together looking at shared screen

Teamwork in child care – building stronger teams

Fostering teamwork in child care has never been more important than it is now. Building strong early childhood teaching teams has far-reaching implications for educators, children, their families and your organization. However, there are record numbers of early childhood educators...

/ November 30, 2022

Community of Practice Guidelines

Community of Practice Guidelines Do you want to nurture the growth of your community, foster innovation, and support and share quality practice? A Community of Practice is a great way to network with like-minded professionals who share a concern or...

/ November 9, 2022

Less can be more when documenting children’s learning

There are two schools of thought around the aesthetics of documenting children’s learning. Some educators prefer to create colourful borders and backgrounds using various programmes and apps, which they then upload as an image to a child’s Storypark profile. Others...

/ October 10, 2022

Stop the cobwebs and ghouls

Is it time to stop the cobwebs and ghouls? Tessa McStravick asks this question and offers some non-spooky alternatives for Halloween. One October, walking into a department store, my friend Ani came across a human skeleton seated on a bench...

/ October 4, 2022
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Reflective Practice in Early Childhood Education

Reflective practice in early childhood education – growing as educators and learners Reflective practice in early childhood education has been described as a process of turning experience into learning. That is, of exploring experience in order to learn new things...

/ September 11, 2022
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Evaluation and compliance in New Zealand ECE services

 New tools to help with evaluation and compliance for New Zealand learning services We regularly hear from educators and educational leaders that you wish you had more time! You spend a lot of your time reading regulatory documents and guides...

/ July 29, 2022
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The documentation process – 6 easy ways to simplify it

Have you ever reflected on ways you can improve your documentation process and wondered if there are any simple strategies you can use to make this process more effective? There are various ways to document children’s learning, with so many...

/ June 23, 2022

Setting professional goals in early childhood education

Setting Professional Goals in Early Childhood Education Teaching goals are slightly different from the usual ‘drink more water/walk more’ type of goals. Nowadays, there is a lot of advice about goal setting for early childhood professionals. Professional development goals for...

/ January 28, 2022
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Educators are researchers

Educators are researchers If I said to you “you are a researcher”, would you brush that off as being untrue? It’s true though, educators are researchers! Historically, an educator was the holder of all knowledge. And a student was the...

/ November 8, 2021
teacher researching and supporting children's interests in playing with water

Researching children’s interests

Researching children’s interests Researching children’s interests is part and parcel of our work as educators. But do we often rush to make assumptions about what they are truly interested in, without really digging below the surface? If we rush this...

/ October 31, 2021