#76 Shine as an Educator – Connecting with Families


CRITICAL REFLECTION
Do you priorities connecting with family’s?
CHALLENGE
Look at three ways you can connect with family’s…
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TOP TIP…
You are unique
You need to connect with parents that work for you AND them.
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I would love to hear from you

Kath


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#75 Shine as an Educator – Reflective Practice


Reflective Practice Let’s Go!!
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REFLECTIVE PRACTICE LET’S GO:
CRITICAL REFLECTION QUESTION – Have you engaged with the children this week for Naidoc week in a way that was meaningful, thought provoking and valuable in an age appropriate way?
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CHALLENGE – What changes would you make or offering you would improve on, as an ongoing
practice?
TOP TIP – Research and communicate with other educators and the community well, this years theme was ‘Our Languages Matter”

I would love to hear from you

Kath


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iS iT LUCK ?!?


A beautiful text has triggered some reflecting this morning
How AM I so lucky to have awesome family’s
I love my care children
I really DO
Yes I interview well
I ASK the HARD questions – right from the start
Share my quirks – I have a few
AND expectations
I offer care that’s individualised
That reflects MY values
That connects with certain types of family’s
And THEN what?
Then WE build connection
A predictable, professional relationship
Clear respectful communication
That cares, loves and supports
Guides and educates
AND it continues…
for YEARS
and YEARS
and YEARS!!
Is it LUCK?
I don’t think so
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There’s NO WAY this is LUCK
It is consistency,
it is tried and tested
It is listening,
it is offering a service
That parents WANT, NEED and LOVE!!
For their child
For their FAMILY
HOW are YOU… building consistent – predictable – professional relationships with YOUR family’s??
Kath
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P.S Reflective Practice do YOU have a regular practice that works for YOU?
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Am I sharing the real me?


So My journaling question today – Am I sharing the real me?
The good the bad and the ugly??
And Oh my goodness there is ugly this week!!
Yesterday I had to take a sick day…
The first in over 12 months or so
The guilt was overwhelming
The want to push my body and mind past the point of coping
To stay my normal routine
To just keep pushing through
I want to be reliable for my parents
I want to be professional
I want to provide an amazing service
I want… I want… I want…
BUT at some stage my monkey mind kicks out
and my reality kicks in…
If I am to be all these things, all these I wants
I need to take a step back
I need to take care of myself
I need to put myself first – Easy to Say
So very hard to DO!
So with a deep breath
And a heavy dose of Codral
I rang each of my parents…
No care today!!
AND they were amazing – they really were
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It wasn’t them I was worried about
It was me
The pressure
The judging
The second guessing
It all comes from ME
Sleep
Self Care
Being kind to ourselves
We underestimate the effect
OUR OWN harshness has on ourselves.
My message to you
How can you be kind to – YOU TODAY?
Take a step back
ARE you pushing yourself
When you could be kind to yourself?
I would love to know
Have YOU had this realisation too
OR are you still struggling with it like me?
Kath
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P.s Our #QandA – Beginners guide to the EYLF is tonight, will you be joining us?
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