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Your Child’s Brain Development - What Do You Need to Know,What Do You Need to Do? (with images, tweets) · coreeng. Inspired EC - Early Childhood Consultancy inNewcastle NSW Australia - Inspired EC. Discovery Early Learning Center. Phoenix Support > Educators – Know Your Stuff. Four things that Educators who know how to exceed dothat Educators working towards the National Quality Standard don’t.

Phoenix Support > Educators – Know Your Stuff

My Reflections:Challenges of Early Childhood Education - Blog. The Ten Commandments of Play-Based Learning - Emily Plank. What Does “Reggio-Inspired” Mean? Allie is three years old.

What Does “Reggio-Inspired” Mean?

She is highly verbal. National Education Leader. Rhonda Livingstone provides insight into National Quality Framework topics of interest and information on upcoming events.

National Education Leader

Emergent Curriculum... doesn’t mean no need to plan Emergent curriculum is a method of planning and curriculum decision making used readily across the sector. DIY Resources. I’ve had lots of questions about the DIY resources I use in my classroom.

DIY Resources

These have all been made by my hubby or me, so I thought I’d write a quick post about some of them. You may have seen some of them in previous blog posts, or on my social media pages as many have been shared somewhere before… Natural Geoboards. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: These Are The 16 Attributes of The Modern Educator. December 30, 2014 As teachers and educators, we are constantly required to review, evaluate and renew our teaching strategies to align them with the cultural, technological and pedagogical ethos of the era we are living in.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: These Are The 16 Attributes of The Modern Educator

In today's era, the digital component is at the foreground which obviously calls for a new mindset, a novel conceptual framework that views technology not as an end itself but solely a mean to an educational end. It is a truism that digitality has opened a new horizon of unprecedented learning opportunities and experiences but we can only tap into its full educational potential when we equip ourselves with the proper mindset: a growth and open mindset that as much as it adapts it also disrupts the century-old orthodoxies underlying teaching and learning practice. Teaching is a dynamic concept which is constantly evolving and expanding and that is why teachers and educators are forever learners. Bullying - A misnomer in preschool terminology. Bullying - A misnomer in preschool terminology Written by Cyrus The idea of of writing this musing is to present a case to state that the word 'bully' is not a relevant one to describe a child in an ECE environment.

Bullying - A misnomer in preschool terminology

Precious Childhood. Schemas in Children’s Play - N a t u r e P l a y. Written by Clare CaroSchemas in Children’s Play are such an important concept when it comes to the development of our children that it’s worth taking the time to understand them so you can facilitate them when you see them.What are these schemas?

Schemas in Children’s Play - N a t u r e P l a y

Well it’s really a fancy word for the urges that children have to do things like climb, throw things and hide in small places. They appear through play; perhaps it is the way they choose to do things, or what they desperately need to do out of the blue! Bringing It All TogetherAfter looking at each schema individually to get to grips with what each 'urge' is all about we may already be able to recognise some of the different ways they can appear in your child.Rotation, Trajectory, Enveloping, Orientation, Positioning, Connection, Enclosure/Container, Transporting and Transformation are urges that show in all children starting as early as their first birthday, some times before.How Can Knowing About These Urges Help Us?

Tom Drummond. These Tiny Doors Are Hidden All Around This Town. But The Reason Why They Were Built? It's Brilliant. Dear Parent: About THAT kid… « Miss Night's Marbles. Dear Parent: I know.

Dear Parent: About THAT kid… « Miss Night's Marbles

You’re worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. Wanna Be The Cool Kids on The Block? Try These Play Ideas… I got an email recently from Leslie, titled, “Please help make us the cool kids on the block!”

Wanna Be The Cool Kids on The Block? Try These Play Ideas…

She wrote: We recently moved to Billings, Montana, and my five year old boy and three year old girl are having a bit of a hard time fitting in. I think we might need cooler toys. Everyone around here has a trampoline, or an xbox and we are not there yet. I do want them to have fun outside, and fit in. Leslie, I don’t know if we’re the cool kids on our block, but I do know a bit about moving across country with two kids and trying (desperately) to make friends. ECA Learning Hub. Thinking Practice Quotes on Pinterest.

11 Things I Wish Every Parent Knew. Tales from the Sandpit. This kindergarten life: loosely told stories. Today I take a break from reflecting upon individual students for reporting to revisit the story I began in the last post: loose parts exploration in my classroom.

this kindergarten life: loosely told stories

While loose parts play is difficult to categorize because it allows players to imagine endless scenarios and enjoy a tactile experience, there are rather different directions that this play can take. In part one, I looked at the play that evolved when I brought buckets of water-softened beach stones, driftwood, and bricks, and also shared a beautiful provocation in the form of photos of stone balance structures created by Peter Reidel. Precious Childhood. Documentation - a first peek... Anarchy & the EYLF Pirates. Aunt Annie's Childcare. - The Imagination Tree. Let the children play. School Initiatives Archive. Welcome to Dinovember — Thoughts on creativity. Every year, my wife and I devote the month of November to convincing our children that, while they sleep, their plastic dinosaur figures come to life.

It began modestly enough. The kids woke up to discover that the dinosaurs had gotten into a box of cereal and made a mess on the kitchen table. The next morning, the dinos had climbed onto the kitchen counter to raid the fruit bowl. The morning after that, they had managed to breach the refrigerator and help themselves to a carton of eggs. Darlington Kindergarten. Darlington Kindergarten is in the south-west suburbs of Adelaide, collocated with Darlington Primary School.

Dinovember. April's Angels EYLF help for Educators. Claire Warden's Blog. An independent consultant and researcher in children’s play. "FLIGHTS OF WHIMSY" Dorothy Waide Centre for Early Learning - Griffith - Formation. OUTDOOR PLAY IN AUSTRALIA: Why has it become such a challenge to early childhood educators? « "FLIGHTS OF WHIMSY" Getting children outside to play can pose a real challenge to early childhood educators within Australia. International readers may be wide-eyed and stumbling over their words questioning, ‘What?! … Why?!’ I’m a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! Zella said purple. Irresistible Ideas for play based learning. Designing Early Childhood Australia. Teacher Tom. Childhood and Education: Theorists in 140. I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! MindShift. MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions.

We examine how learning is being impacted by technology, discoveries about how the brain works, poverty and inequities, social and emotional practices, assessments, digital games, design thinking and music, among many other topics. We look at how learning is evolving in the classroom and beyond.We also revisit old ideas that have come full circle in the era of the over scheduled child, such as unschooling, tinkering, playing in the woods, mindfulness, inquiry-based learning and student motivation. We report on shifts in how educators practice their craft as they apply innovative ideas to help students learn, while meeting the rigorous demands of their standards and curriculum. MindShift has a unique audience of educators, tinkerers, policy makers and life-long learners who engage in meaningful dialogue with one another on our sites. Contact the us by email.