The hundred languages of leadership – a Reggio Emilia perspective
Many early childhood educators are well versed in Loris Malaguzzi’s poem referencing the hundred languages of children. In it, he reminds the reader that systems, structure and defined ways of working can limit children, an anchor of conformity and regiment which weighs them down. In this piece, The Sector contributor, Michelle Walsh, shares her reflections on leadership, asking readers to consider if they make space in their leadership style for the hundred languages in their team to be expressed.
by Michelle Walsh
How to Have More Focused Hours in Your Day
I was talking to someone today and he said that with all the time he spends putzing around on the internet, he gets maybe 2 hours of focused time a day. I actually think that’s higher than average!
by Leo Babauta
‘But I’m not artistic’: how teachers shape kids’ creative development
Many adults believe they are not artistic and feel nervous about visual art. They vividly recall the moment when a teacher or family member discouraged their efforts to creatively express their ideas through drawing or art-making. Such early childhood experiences can affect developing confidence and learning potential throughout a child’s education and into adulthood.
by Dr Gai Lindsay
ECEC leaders encouraged and supported to have conversations about racism
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has launched a conversation guide to support Australians from all walks of life to have what can sometimes be challenging discussions about racism in our society.
by Freya Lucas
ECEC Grant opportunity: Grants for Growth now available
A funding grant opportunity applicable to the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector has recently been announced, with some services eligible for $10,000 in grant funding from H&R Block.
by Freya Lucas