Shine as an Educator

#99 Shine as an Educator – National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

Are we equipping our children to have brave conversations?
We need to encourage, guide and support
the development an understanding of…
>> What is kindness?
>> What is empathy?
>> What language is acceptable around others?
Our children need us to role model for them
=> BUT they also need more then this,
they need us to stand up for them,
to be the educators they need us to be!!
Have the conversation…
The children in your care need to know
you will be there for them if needed!!
Look for and jump in
when opportunities present themselves for teaching.
There are some amazing resources
that can be used in an early childhood setting >
Have You Filled A Bucket Today?
: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud.
Check out Simple Reflect – The latest documenting tool for Educators
Be Aware
Be aware how you are communicating with others
Be aware how you are encouraging your children
to communicate with others…
There is a high percentage of Bullies
that don’t even realise they are bullies,
this is true with children and adults.
When you understand this statistic,
the culture around bullying,
the layer of understanding around what is ok and what is NOT,
you are more equipped both from a adult and child perspective
to change outcomes around bullying.
Michelle also speaks about understanding respect,
about speaking up and taking action,
about making sure we are equipped to have difficult conversations
or we find the help that we need to have them.
And focus on equipping our precious children
with the skills they need
to have those difficult conversations as well.

I would love to hear from you

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