#81 Shine as an Educator – Respect or Respectful?


CRITICAL REFLECTION QUESTION
How are you recognising and unwavering with your respect for the children in your care?
As an early childhood educator remember we are advocates for our precious children in every part of what we do….
CHALLENGE
Reflect on two conversations you have had this week
The first with a child in care – how are your conversations respectful?
Are they positive, encouraging, supportive are they how you want to be spoken to?
The second with an adult – now this could be a parent or college
Were you positive, encouraging, supportive how could you improve each of these elements when you are communicating with others.
TOP TIP
Know what’s important to you
Be confident in what’s important to you
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Choose your battles
The children in our care learn about respect and relationships by the way we conduct our own respectful relationships with them
Not just them, the children around them, parents and other adults.
Recognise it and make your connections and conversations respectful and positive every single time!
Remember to Shine
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A valuable reflective practice will help move you forward as an educator.
Share with us your questions and your journey 😀

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Kath


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#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?

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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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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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I would love to hear from you

Kath


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Links for this Podcast:

simplereflect.com.au
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