Reflective Practice- Are you Doing it?
Reflective practice occurs when teachers step back and evaluate the learning environment. The teacher looks at himself or herself. They ask, “How can this be better?” They identify what…
Why Reflect? - Reflection4Learning
This graphic represents the forward momentum that can be achieved through reflective practice. It is a cycle but one that is always making progress rather than just spinning around and around. Reflecting can metaphorically get your wheels to stop spinning in the mud and get that truck moving again! A particularly New Brunswick metaphor for all of those educators who love going muddin' :)
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
The UNCRC, which was introduced on 20 November 1989 and ratified by a record 194 nations, guarantees that all children have unique rights. This child- and youth-friendly UNCRC poster about children's rights under the Convention is free for downloading, printing and sharing. Use it to help spread the word about the rights all children have and should be able to enjoy. Just click on the poster to download or print in any size.
Introducing Sustainability to Children....Ideas and Inspiration! - The Empowered Educator
Sustainability is a funny word, it’s one of those that has only recently entered our everyday vocabulary and yet for many of us older wiser Mums and educators we recall practising ‘sustainability’ concepts and actions when we were kids or as in my case when we first began working with children. Quite often people cycled to work,…
Bugs and Insects Theme Activities in Preschool
Bug theme ideas and activities for teaching and learning about bugs and insects in preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Insect and Bug Books You can find my recommended book list about insects and bugs HERE. Insect and Bug Literacy Activities Buzz! Alphabet Identification Game Both the upper and lower case versions of this game are available ...
Foundation Funding | Government Funding
Children's Grants provides a collection of resources on foundation and government support of children.
Stress & Anxiety in the Early Childhood Profession. - The Empowered Educator
Being an early childhood educator is a rewarding role but take it from me – you really need to be passionate about working with children because you don’t do it for the money or working conditions! The pay we hand over to our early childhood professionals is pretty appalling – it was when I started in…
DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup
Why wait for formal environments, when there are so many opportunities to learn new skills on your own? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.
Early Childhood Education & Care | Early Learning Centres Victoria
Open ended exploration in the sand-pit created by a child just over 2 years of age. This experience shows that children have such vivid imaginations. They will learn and create when given time and opportunity to explore and manipulate resources in their natural environment - Gowrie Victoria