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Discover developmentally-appropriate ways to integrate STEAM concepts into children's playful learning. Find ideas for simple science experiments, nature art provocations, engineering tinkering, math games, technology tools and more! #STEAMlearning #Preschool #EYLF Steam Learning, Play Based Learning, Kids Learning Activities, Sensory Activities, Early Learning, Fun Learning, Preschool Activities, Early Years Educator, Early Education
STEAM Play for Preschool
Discover developmentally-appropriate ways to integrate STEAM concepts into children's playful learning. Find ideas for simple science experiments, nature art provocations, engineering tinkering, math games, technology tools and more! #STEAMlearning #Preschool #EYLF
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
How can early childhood educators support children with sensory challenges? While I'm not an expert in sensory processing disorder (SPD), I hope you'll find these tips, strategies, and activity ideas helpful to learn more about sensory processing disorder/challenges, the challenges some children face, and how this can impact on a child’s behaviour and interactions. | The Empowered Educator 5 Senses Activities, Toddler Activities, Learning Activities, Sensory Bins, Early Childhood Professional, Family Day Care
Sensory Processing Challenges For Children And The Role Of Early Childhood Educators
How can early childhood educators support children with sensory challenges? While I'm not an expert in sensory processing disorder (SPD), I hope you'll find these tips, strategies, and activity ideas helpful to learn more about sensory processing disorder/challenges, the challenges some children face, and how this can impact on a child’s behaviour and interactions. | The Empowered Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
This post guides you through how to document detailed improvement plans for implementation and progress tracking against EYLF V2.0 principles. See example improvement plans outlining actions, responsibilities, and timeframe across different early education services. Take the guesswork out of EYLF implementation with strategies to intentionally evolve your practices and environments and a FREE downloadable template! Primary Education, Early Childhood Education, Eylf Learning Outcomes, Learning Framework, Early Years Teacher
EYLF V2.0 FREE Template
This post guides you through how to document detailed improvement plans for implementation and progress tracking against EYLF V2.0 principles. See example improvement plans outlining actions, responsibilities, and timeframe across different early education services. Take the guesswork out of EYLF implementation with strategies to intentionally evolve your practices and environments and a FREE downloadable template!
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
As early childhood professionals, the journey of improving quality never ends. This post guides you through key steps to implement continuous improvement aligned to the updated EYLF principles. Get tips to approach changes smoothly, including self-assessment, collaborative goal setting, action planning, and tracking progress. Take the guesswork out of EYLF implementation with step-by-step strategies to intentionally evolve your practices. Learning Environments, Overwhelmed Teacher
EYLF V2.0 Tips & Quality Improvement
As early childhood professionals, the journey of improving quality never ends. This post guides you through key steps to implement continuous improvement aligned to the updated EYLF principles. Get tips to approach changes smoothly, including self-assessment, collaborative goal setting, action planning, and tracking progress. Take the guesswork out of EYLF implementation with step-by-step strategies to intentionally evolve your practices.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Discover how advanced tools such as ChatGPT are reshaping the way educators understand and support children's sensory needs. Uncover the potential of AI applications in modifying environments and planning activities that promote inclusive learning experiences tailored to each child's unique sensory processing. Messy Play Activities, Senses Activities, Daycare Activities, Daycare Ideas, Infant Activities
The Power of AI in Early Childhood Education
Discover how advanced tools such as ChatGPT are reshaping the way educators understand and support children's sensory needs. Uncover the potential of AI applications in modifying environments and planning activities that promote inclusive learning experiences tailored to each child's unique sensory processing.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Can AI truly support early-years education? Not just a figment out of a sci-fi novel, AI tools like ChatGPT, Bard and Claude-2 are already transforming the way educators comprehend sensory differences among children. Delve into the world of AI and early education with this informative guide that takes you through understanding sensory processing, behaviours that could indicate sensory preferences, and examples of AI applications in identifying sensory patterns. Toddler Preschool
Unmasking Sensory Sensitivities with AI Help
Can AI truly support early-years education? Not just a figment out of a sci-fi novel, AI tools like ChatGPT, Bard and Claude-2 are already transforming the way educators comprehend sensory differences among children. Delve into the world of AI and early education with this informative guide that takes you through understanding sensory processing, behaviours that could indicate sensory preferences, and examples of AI applications in identifying sensory patterns.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Can AI truly support early-years education? Not just a figment out of a sci-fi novel, AI tools like ChatGPT, Bard and Claude-2 are already transforming the way educators comprehend sensory differences among children. Delve into the world of AI and early education with this informative guide that takes you through understanding sensory processing, behaviours that could indicate sensory preferences, and examples of AI applications in identifying sensory patterns.
Supporting a Child's Sensory Needs with AI Help
Can AI truly support early-years education? Not just a figment out of a sci-fi novel, AI tools like ChatGPT, Bard and Claude-2 are already transforming the way educators comprehend sensory differences among children. Delve into the world of AI and early education with this informative guide that takes you through understanding sensory processing, behaviours that could indicate sensory preferences, and examples of AI applications in identifying sensory patterns.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Intentional teaching is key in early childhood education, but it’s about finding a balance between teacher and child led learning not inflexible lesson plans. Start with the basics like observation, open-ended questions, and setting up challenging, engaging environments to scaffold on emerging skills and interests. Listen to the podcast episode, “How AI Can Make Intentional Teaching Easier for Educators” for tips on getting this balance right with the help of Artificial Intelligence Chatbots. Child Led Learning, Intentional Teaching, Educational Assistant
Using Artificial Intelligence For Intentional Teaching Ideas
Intentional teaching is key in early childhood education, but it’s about finding a balance between teacher and child led learning not inflexible lesson plans. Start with the basics like observation, open-ended questions, and setting up challenging, engaging environments to scaffold on emerging skills and interests. Listen to the podcast episode, “How AI Can Make Intentional Teaching Easier for Educators” for tips on getting this balance right with the help of Artificial Intelligence Chatbots.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Be inspired to save money and make your own DIY resources for play and learning with this collection of easy ideas shared by real early years educators. - The Empowered Educator Learning Spaces, Learning Resources, Play Spaces, Preschool Resources, Summer Learning, Elementary Resources, Teacher Resources
Save money with DIY resources for learning and play!
Be inspired to save money and make your own DIY resources for play and learning with this collection of easy ideas shared by real early years educators. - The Empowered Educator
PRESCHOOL TEACHERS: Discover practical strategies that help you plan for and support children through the transition from preschool to school. Listen to this episode & find out how using simple prompts with an AI chatbot assistant can make this process easier for you and more personalised for the children - especially when it comes to writing those transition statements! Get tips for creative activities, collaborating with families, building emotional resilience & supporting self help skills. Preschool Teachers, Preschool Activity, School Activities, Creative Activities, Educational Technology, Educational Resources
Transition To School Activities For Preschool
PRESCHOOL TEACHERS: Discover practical strategies that help you plan for and support children through the transition from preschool to school. Listen to this episode & find out how using simple prompts with an AI chatbot assistant can make this process easier for you and more personalised for the children - especially when it comes to writing those transition statements! Get tips for creative activities, collaborating with families, building emotional resilience & supporting self help skills.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
EDUCATORS & PRESCHOOL TEACHERS: Discover practical strategies to support children through the transition from preschool to kindergarten. Learn how AI educational assistants can make this process easier and more personalized. Get tips on preparing children, collaborating with families, and building emotional resilience. Listen to the podcast episode while on the go! Kindergarten
Making the Transition To School Easier with Artificial Intelligence
EDUCATORS & PRESCHOOL TEACHERS: Discover practical strategies to support children through the transition from preschool to kindergarten. Learn how AI educational assistants can make this process easier and more personalized. Get tips on preparing children, collaborating with families, and building emotional resilience. Listen to the podcast episode while on the go!
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Get step-by-step recipes for cloud dough, oobleck, fluffy foam, fizzy ice, and other unique textures. This comprehensive post from The Empowered Educator guides you through setting up sensory experiences for all ages on a budget, including room design, recipes, EYLF, EYFS and NAEYC outcome links, safety tips, and more. Get ideas for how to use everyday items to spark open-ended creativity and modifications for children with sensory aversions. Perfect for homeschool, childcare, home daycare What Activities, Sensory Play Recipes
Easy Sensory Play Recipes
Get step-by-step recipes for cloud dough, oobleck, fluffy foam, fizzy ice, and other unique textures. This comprehensive post from The Empowered Educator guides you through setting up sensory experiences for all ages on a budget, including room design, recipes, EYLF, EYFS and NAEYC outcome links, safety tips, and more. Get ideas for how to use everyday items to spark open-ended creativity and modifications for children with sensory aversions. Perfect for homeschool, childcare, home daycare
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Learn how to transform everyday food items into powerful sensory tools, fostering children's sensory integration and respecting diverse needs. Be inspired by examples and strategies to help educators confidently navigate challenges like food wastage and allergies. A must-listen for educators seeking to make a meaningful difference while supporting children's sensory preferences. Sensory Tools, Kids Sensory, Activities For Kids, Teaching Resources
Supporting Sensory Challenges Through Play
Learn how to transform everyday food items into powerful sensory tools, fostering children's sensory integration and respecting diverse needs. Be inspired by examples and strategies to help educators confidently navigate challenges like food wastage and allergies. A must-listen for educators seeking to make a meaningful difference while supporting children's sensory preferences.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
📸 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools like ChatGPT Vision can now scan photos of your early childhood educator observations, reflections, programs and learning environments then provide you with evaluations, extension ideas, materials suggestions and links to learning areas IN JUST SECONDS that will save you time, strengthen your skills as an educator and make your planning less stressful. See all the interactive examples in this Empowered Ed blog post! Eylf Outcomes, Planning Cycle
Get Planning Cycle Documentation Done In Seconds!
📸 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools like ChatGPT Vision can now scan photos of your early childhood educator observations, reflections, programs and learning environments then provide you with evaluations, extension ideas, materials suggestions and links to learning areas IN JUST SECONDS that will save you time, strengthen your skills as an educator and make your planning less stressful. See all the interactive examples in this Empowered Ed blog post!
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Simple Critical Reflection for Early Childhood Educators - Stop overthinking critical reflection and just get started using these simple explanations, tips, question prompts, and free action guide download! | The Empowered Educator Early Childhood Teacher
What is critical reflection for early childhood educators?
Simple Critical Reflection for Early Childhood Educators - Stop overthinking critical reflection and just get started using these simple explanations, tips, question prompts, and free action guide download! | The Empowered Educator
Deciding what to put in sensory bins always is always tricky as an early childhood educator. While food offers many possibilities for children to explore different textures, is food in sensory play wasteful? See how I create a balance by incorporating materials mindfully to ignite sensory integration while also teaching about sustainability and diversity in this new blog. Learn how to create stimulating, ethical sensory experiences for infants through preschool. Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Sensory Play, Easy Lesson Plans
Educator's Guide To Sensory Play Materials
Deciding what to put in sensory bins always is always tricky as an early childhood educator. While food offers many possibilities for children to explore different textures, is food in sensory play wasteful? See how I create a balance by incorporating materials mindfully to ignite sensory integration while also teaching about sustainability and diversity in this new blog. Learn how to create stimulating, ethical sensory experiences for infants through preschool.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Educators! Make observing & analysing play schemas easier for yourself by using ChatGPT. Thsi blog shows how AI tools like ChatGPT provide early childhood educators with child observation insights to help identify schemas, suggest tailored materials and document individual learning. See a table of schema AI prompts to copy and try out for yourself. See ChatGPT in action with real video examples relatable for educators. Learning Centers, Teaching Ideas
Observe & Extend Children's Schema Play with ChatGPT
Educators! Make observing & analysing play schemas easier for yourself by using ChatGPT. Thsi blog shows how AI tools like ChatGPT provide early childhood educators with child observation insights to help identify schemas, suggest tailored materials and document individual learning. See a table of schema AI prompts to copy and try out for yourself. See ChatGPT in action with real video examples relatable for educators.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
🧩 Feeling stuck on how to improve your early learning environments? Let an AI assistant provide a fresh perspective! This podcast episode from The Empowered Educator explains how uploading photos of your play spaces to ChatGPT Vision can generate reflections and ideas in seconds based on its analysis of the learning. 🤖👀 Listen to this episode now. Early Years Outdoor Area, Outdoor Play Areas, Outdoor Spaces, Early Learning Environments
Analyse Observations & Improve Environments With AI
🧩 Feeling stuck on how to improve your early learning environments? Let an AI assistant provide a fresh perspective! This podcast episode from The Empowered Educator explains how uploading photos of your play spaces to ChatGPT Vision can generate reflections and ideas in seconds based on its analysis of the learning. 🤖👀 Listen to this episode now.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Early childhood educators! Find out how to recognise and extend on children's schema play with the ideas in this blog! You can use AI chatbots to help you observe, analyze and extend schema learning opportunities. Grab done-for-you ChatGPT 'prompts' that make it easy to identify schemas and setup your learning environments to encourage them. AI can even suggest activities tailored to your observations. See step by step video examples of AI prompting in action! Play Matters
Understanding Schema Play Patterns
Early childhood educators! Find out how to recognise and extend on children's schema play with the ideas in this blog! You can use AI chatbots to help you observe, analyze and extend schema learning opportunities. Grab done-for-you ChatGPT 'prompts' that make it easy to identify schemas and setup your learning environments to encourage them. AI can even suggest activities tailored to your observations. See step by step video examples of AI prompting in action!
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Find out how AI can strengthen observation skills and inform educator planning of sensory experiences in early learning. This podcast episode discusses challenges with traditional methods and shares practical ways educators are starting to use AI chatbots ethically to help them better recognise and support sensory regulation differences and preferences in young children.
How To Reveal Children's Sensory Needs with AI
Find out how AI can strengthen observation skills and inform educator planning of sensory experiences in early learning. This podcast episode discusses challenges with traditional methods and shares practical ways educators are starting to use AI chatbots ethically to help them better recognise and support sensory regulation differences and preferences in young children.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Never be short of engaging play-based learning activities already linked to learning outcomes for a range of ages 0-12 years when you have access to all the resources in this huge playful learning pack! Activities include outdoor play, dramatic play, invitations, setting up spaces, sustainability, fine and gross motor skills, sensory play and so much more! | The Empowered Educator Preschool Kids, Hands On Activities
Easy play based learning ideas for educators and daycare!
Never be short of engaging play-based learning activities already linked to learning outcomes for a range of ages 0-12 years when you have access to all the resources in this huge playful learning pack! Activities include outdoor play, dramatic play, invitations, setting up spaces, sustainability, fine and gross motor skills, sensory play and so much more! | The Empowered Educator
Educators & Teachers feeling overwhelmed with documentation - Find out how this new AI ed tech tool quickly analyzes observations & provides forward planning ideas from images you upload so you can get back time to engage with the children again. Education Jobs
ChatGPT AI Can Analyse Learning For Educators
Educators & Teachers feeling overwhelmed with documentation - Find out how this new AI ed tech tool quickly analyzes observations & provides forward planning ideas from images you upload so you can get back time to engage with the children again.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Raid the recycle bin and invite learning with one of these 10 simple ways for children to play with boxes. Inspiration from early educators! Gross Motor Activities, Learning Through Play, Kids Learning, Cardboard Recycling
10 Ways To Invite Children to Play with Boxes - The Empowered Educator
Raid the recycle bin and invite learning with one of these 10 simple ways for children to play with boxes. Inspiration from early educators!
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Looking for sensory play ideas that are both fun and mindful? Explore how food can be used responsibly in some sensory activities to better support children's sensory preferences and challenges, while fostering sustainable practice and nurturing a respect for diverse cultures. Get ideas and strategies for your early learning environment in this podcast episode. Early Years Classroom
Ways To Balance Sensory Play & Sustainability
Looking for sensory play ideas that are both fun and mindful? Explore how food can be used responsibly in some sensory activities to better support children's sensory preferences and challenges, while fostering sustainable practice and nurturing a respect for diverse cultures. Get ideas and strategies for your early learning environment in this podcast episode.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
AI in Early Education: Making the most of those “teachable moments” with young children takes skill and quick thinking as an educator. As I share in my podcast “How AI Can Make Intentional Teaching Easier for Educators,” AI chatbots can now act as your educational assistants making it easier for you to extend learning based on your observations and goals and balance intentional teaching pedagogy. I’ll give you the questions to ask AI tools to ensure you get useful responses. Listen now. Teaching Methods
Improve Intentional Teaching With AI
AI in Early Education: Making the most of those “teachable moments” with young children takes skill and quick thinking as an educator. As I share in my podcast “How AI Can Make Intentional Teaching Easier for Educators,” AI chatbots can now act as your educational assistants making it easier for you to extend learning based on your observations and goals and balance intentional teaching pedagogy. I’ll give you the questions to ask AI tools to ensure you get useful responses. Listen now.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
🧩 Feeling stuck on how to improve your early learning environments? Let an AI assistant provide a fresh perspective! This podcast episode from The Empowered Educator explains how uploading photos of your play spaces to ChatGPT Vision can generate reflections and ideas in seconds based on its analysis of the learning. 🤖👀 Listen to this episode now.
Analyse Observations & Improve Environments With AI
🧩 Feeling stuck on how to improve your early learning environments? Let an AI assistant provide a fresh perspective! This podcast episode from The Empowered Educator explains how uploading photos of your play spaces to ChatGPT Vision can generate reflections and ideas in seconds based on its analysis of the learning. 🤖👀 Listen to this episode now.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Educators - tired of always playing catch up writing child observations and trying to analyse the learning taking place? 😩 Artificial intelligence to the rescue! This new podcast episode from The Empowered Educator shares how AI vision technology can rapidly scan photos of children's artwork and play to provide insights into children's development, learning outcomes, interests, and next steps. Listen now to find out how.
Simpler Observations & Analysis for Educators
Educators - tired of always playing catch up writing child observations and trying to analyse the learning taking place? 😩 Artificial intelligence to the rescue! This new podcast episode from The Empowered Educator shares how AI vision technology can rapidly scan photos of children's artwork and play to provide insights into children's development, learning outcomes, interests, and next steps. Listen now to find out how.
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
The Empowered Educator | Early Childhood Educator
Outdoor sensory paths for children are not only fun to explore (and make!), they also provide opportunities for children to build sensory connections in the brain and improve gross motor skills. Check out these 20 outdoor sensory path ideas for kids you can set up in your outdoor play area. | The Empowered Educator Kids Outdoor Spaces, Outdoor Fun, Preschool Playground, Backyard Playground, Community Gardening, Gardening For Kids, Kids Garden Play Area, Play Garden
20 Outdoor Sensory Path Ideas for Children
Outdoor sensory paths for children are not only fun to explore (and make!), they also provide opportunities for children to build sensory connections in the brain and improve gross motor skills. Check out these 20 outdoor sensory path ideas for kids you can set up in your outdoor play area. | The Empowered Educator
Storytelling with props for children - Find out how to make storytelling a more playful and interactive experience for children by setting up and using a story bag, basket or prop box like these! | The Empowered Educator Eyfs Activities, Nursery Activities, Preschool Reading, Traditional Tales, Traditional Stories, 3 Little Pigs Activities
Playful Storytelling Ideas Using a Story Bag, Basket, or Prop Box
Storytelling with props for children - Find out how to make storytelling a more playful and interactive experience for children by setting up and using a story bag, basket or prop box like these! | The Empowered Educator