Boring or Bored? Is it the same and WHAT THE ??

How DO YOU know if you are not motivated
I was genuin
I was real
I asked the question
AND I shared…
Sometimes I struggle with this
I need to take a Step back
Introduce something new
Change something
Can I CLAIM this for all of us?
Sometimes WE DO struggle
I know I do – IT’S THE TRUTH
When I look at what I have been offering the children
AND the realisation flows over me – that sinking feeling…
It’ NOT fresh
It’s NOT new
OH NO – It may even be boring!!
HOW as educators
Can we – Do we – ARE YOU
Staying motivated if you are offering boring experiences?
Boring learning opportunities
IS this a thing?

I believe it IS
How can we have…
Positive children
If we are not BEING motivated educators
Early Childhood Educators?
If we are NOT offering
Interesting Experiences for the children to ENGAGE with
Exciting, Positive spaces for the children to ENGAGE within
Do we have disinterested, ratty, CRAZY children?
DO YOU have bored children??
I am asking YOU the question…IS IT TIME?
LIFT your motivation?
WRITE A LIST of fresh and new ideas – Make them valuable to YOUR children?
CHANGE SOMETHING How, what or why you are offering what YOU are offering?
HA PHONE A FRIEND Find a trusted someone that is rocking this right now??
I hope you get it
I K.N.O.W. you D.O.
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BE a motivated educator
FOR yourself as an educator
FOR the children you care for
FOR the longevity of being WHO YOU ARE
SHARE – Let us help you CELEBRATE rocking this!!
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What are you struggling with right NOW?
WHAT is stopping YOU from being a motivated educator??
Stepping up can be hard
Stepping up takes motivation
Sometimes guidance
Sometimes real help
Do YOU need help with programming?
Do YOU need help with critical reflection?
AND finding YOUR next step?
EYPMastermind is a safe space for YOU and it’s time you take the next step in your educating journey HERE
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No Excuses!!

There’s NO excuse!!
Come up with awesome ideas to get the children interested!!
If you have interested children
YOU will have engaged children
Yes at the start use children’s interests
to start their learning journey
BUT move your focus to…
What does my child NEED TO LEARN?
WHERE does this child’s learning journey need to go?
Little by Little
Small calculated steps
WHAT can we offer our children as educators?
NO excuses!!
If YOU are offering valuable learning experiences
The children will be interested, engaged, enthusiastic
Sometimes VERY noisy, busy & messy
Learn to LOVE the variety
Learn to LOVE the challenge
Learn to STEP UP and claim your place
In each child’s development
Is it time YOU start brainstorming?
Reflect on your current practice
Challenge yourself to offer more
More value?
More meaningful interactions?
More positive learning experiences?
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Create a space… A care setting…
YOUR children WANT to be in
Want to explore
Want to PLAY within
NO excuses!! It’s time!!
What action will you take today?
P.S We are stepping into our 2nd part of Health, Wellness & Mindfulness this Wednesday…
will you be joining us?


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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…
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??
P.S Reflective Practice do YOU have a regular practice that works for YOU?
I am offering Weekly Reflective Practice support in the Shine as an Educator fb group
Have you joined us yet? HERE is where to jump in !!
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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
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?
P.s Our #QandA – Beginners guide to the EYLF was incredible and you will LOVE it!!
Be sure to jump in HERE
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