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Time Bandit Busting! – Time Management strategies

Last week’s Blog, we identified who and what is stealing your time and how to document everything that you are doing throughout your day and provided strategies in tabulating and prioritising your time. This week’s Blog focuses on eliminating your Time Bandits! Guidelines for Time Bandit Busting!

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Educators – Are you overwhelmed by documenting children’s learning?

Approaches to Assessment for Learning – in this article, Matthew provides an insight into how Educators can engage in interactions with children to promote learning using the principles and practices of the EYLF as well as developing inclusive assessment practices with children and their families. Matthew provides a FREE Learning Story Checklist. Approaches to Assessment for Learning    

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Educators – Are you working as a team?

We provide tips and strategies to help you create and maintain an effective team of Educators. View the full article here: Are you and your Educators working as a team?

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The essence of EYLF and MTOP

I had an interesting chat with my car mechanic the other day. He was telling me some funny stories about some of the things people thought were wrong with their car, only to find that they’d accidentally changed some feature of the car or didn’t fully understand what the feature did.

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Assessment Inconsistency

Is ACECQA’s lack of action to address consistency destroying the NQS? ACECQA says ‘we hear you” but are they really actively listening to what is going on out here in EC? Maybe they don’t want to hear what is really going on. While many of our clients are deservedly achieving ‘exceeding,’ we are also seeing regular inconsistency in other clients’ ratings. For example, there are comments … read more

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Don’t Follow On. Do Extend Learning.

What do you say to an assessor who says “show me how this links?” Read on to find out and to clear up the confusion! Several weeks ago Centre Support posted a blog about the “follow-on”. This is a concept that most would associate with our old developmentally appropriate program of the past. “Follow on” referred to the next logical or linear experience that educators would … read more

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Myths and truths about planning

I hear over and over again from educators the confusion about what is planning and how we do this using the EYLF. In years gone past we would observe a rostered focus child to identify a need, then plan resources for that child to promote development toward that expected milestone -an expected measurement of a child’s physical development set by our Western society. So we were … read more

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Definite planned “follow-ons” – What a load of rubbish!

I was talking to an experienced director about pedagogy the other week and we spoke about the importance of the relationship in teaching children, following their lead and the opportunities for intentional teaching within the meaningful context of the children’s engagement. We spoke at length discussing how we documented the significant learning each day within the environment with reference to how we enacted the principles and practices … read more

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Passion versus Reason

“Childhood has become the battleground of the unreasonable.”  Wow! I read that statement recently and it certainly got me thinking. What Professor Andrew Whitehouse meant, as he goes on to explain, is that so many activities, theories and practices around early childhood evoke a passionate response. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, except he believes in some cases that passion can override reason. I must admit … read more

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Teaching factories versus rich learning environments

I’ve recently been watching some of Sir Ken Robinson’s videos. One of my favourite quotes is “teaching is a creative system, not a delivery system.” What does this mean in practice? Well, he makes the point that you can be busy going along educating children, engaged in the activity of teaching, but the children may not actually be learning anything.

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Is it true?

Have you ever questioned what you have been told by educators from other services or what was written by an early childhood consultant? What happens if your assessment report contains information you think is outdated and not consistent with the NQS, the EYLF or the Regulations?

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Outcome Based Learning

  What do people mean when they talk about outcome based assessment? It seems fairly obvious that it’s got something to do with achieving outcomes. In an education and care setting, people are normally talking about achieving the learning outcomes set out in the EYLF or MTOP or other approved learning framework, but what is so different about achieving outcomes in outcome based learning?

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It’s about relationships not toys

Our weekly emails often talk about the importance of relationships. This is because the EYLF and MTOP have a focus on relationships as they’re based on the theory called Social Constructivism.

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