#80 Shine as an Educator – The Gift of Time


CRITICAL REFLECTION QUESTION
Do your children need the gift of time?
Are you going from planned experience to planned experience?
What benefits to the children are you seeing and could does your flow of the day need changing?
CHALLENGE
Peel back the layers
Intentionally allow more time and the day to flow with more direction from the children
This will mean re directing some children that are looking for the reassurance.
Be confident to offer experiences to children over and over but also allow them the time they need to explore, play and BE.
TOP TIP
Set three intentions around your day
1. Intentional teaching
2. Follow up focus
3. Spontaneous learning
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Put as much awareness around spontaneous experiences as you do any other learning.
Allow the space and time for the children to BE in their moment
Is this an area you could make real changes that will help you as an educator and the children in your care.
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P.S Share with us your take away, Do you flit from experience to experience or do you allow your children the gift of time?

I would love to hear from you

Kath


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#79 Shine as an Educator – Lift your motivation


CRITICAL REFLECTION QUESTION
Does your motivation need a little pick me up?
Are you being the educator that you would really want to be around every day?..
CHALLENGE
What do you need to do to really lift your motivation?
Introduce something new create a list of new things
Do you need to take a step back and be kind to yourself?
– Work out why you are not feeling motivated and change something
Make a change…
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TOP TIP
Find an educator or someone you trust to bounce ideas off.
We have an amazing growing group of educators here in the Shine as an Educator group
Reach and connect with someone new
How does the saying go ==>> It takes a village !!
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I would love to hear from you

Kath


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#78 Shine as an Educator – Choosing Special Days


CRITICAL REFLECTION QUESTION
What special days do you want to include in your care setting?
Make a list of 10 days you are interested in including!
CHALLENGE
Look at the days that you have listed for your critical Reflection Question?
How are these days relevant and of benefit to YOUR children?
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TOP TIP
Network with other educators
Focus on not just what others are offering in their program but why?
Why are they including in their program certain special days?
What do they and you hope the children will learn from these days?
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Kath


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#77 Shine as an Educator – Shining example?


CRITICAL REFLECTION QUESTION
Are you the shining example of being healthy in childcare?
CHALLENGE
How can you take action to be a BETTER example to being healthy?
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TOP TIPS
Are the health and mindfulness skills you are teaching the precious children, actually positive skills that YOU DO want the children to remember ?
Some times introducing new music to all of your health and mindfulness elements, can reinvigorate and increase engagement for the children and us as educators.
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I would love to hear from you

Kath


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