New research gives insight for ECEC leaders into what makes good teams tick

New research from Carnegie Mellon University and John Hopkins University provides insight for early childhood education and care (ECEC) leaders about how to form good teams, and about the importance of groups having access to adequate resources (e.g., labor, knowledge, raw materials, technology, financial capital), as well as how they use those resources to ensure optimal performance.

38 days ago

by Freya Lucas

A place of belonging – Building a positive culture within the ECEC workplace

Building a sense of belonging within an early childhood education and care (ECEC) service is more than a “have to”. Educators know, after all, that one of the core components to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Framework for School Age Care is belonging one of those three wonderful “b” words that outline the work we do with children and families every single day but what does a sense of community look like, beyond being a requirement for meeting our obligations under the approved learning frameworks?

144 days ago

by Nicola Russell

All I want for Christmas is no othering – an alternative view of celebrations

What does it mean, to be the “other?” If you and I are an “us”, it implies that everyone else is a “them”. When statements such as “we don’t have any of them here” or “they don’t think like us” are heard, bias both conscious and unconscious can creep in. Left unchecked, bias can be corrosive to children, families and teamsbut what does that bias have to do with celebrations like Christmas?

234 days ago

by Freya Lucas

The importance of showing gratitude in the workplace

Are you a glass half empty or glass half full kind of person?

312 days ago

by Adrian Grundy, Murdock Recruitment

Team-building exercises can be a waste of time. You achieve more by getting personal

Someone we know recently told us about a team-building event that proved anything but.

324 days ago

by Julien Pollack, University of Sydney and Petr Matous, University of Sydney