The importance of showing gratitude in the workplace
Are you a glass half empty or glass half full kind of person?
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.
by Julien Pollack, University of Sydney and Petr Matous, University of Sydney
The importance of valuing individual educator strengths
As an early childhood teacher, and a human being, I am acutely aware that I am not good at everything. I’ve made peace with the fact that I have a terrible sense of direction and that I am incredibly clumsy; but I make a mean lasagna and I am a great listener.
by Tracy Colvin
Does one size fit all? Exploring the ECA Code of Ethics ‘beyond the fence’
When I was working in roles that involved training, mentoring and supporting those educating and caring for children, I would often speak about the world ‘beyond the fence’ in reference to how the rhythms of life played out for children, families and educators beyond the confines of the education and care service.
by Freya Lucas
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