I have added posts about how we as educators reflect on our programs. This is an important aspect of our programs and enables us to evolve and improve. But what about reflecting on our lives, do you have questions you ask yourself each day that allow you to stop and look back on all the wondrous experiences you have had. Do you give yourself time to be proud of what you have accomplished each day? I know a lot of you will be thinking, “Yeah right Mrs B, who has time for that!!!”
I think you can squeeze it in I promise it will boost your happiness, sense of accomplish, your personal life and everyones around you.
Have a look at 10 questions you can ask yourself and click on the article (in orange) “10 Happiness-Boosting Questions To Ask at the End of the Day”
1. What did you learn today?
2. What made you laugh today?
3. What surprised you today?
4. What made you proud today?
5. What loving action did you do for someone today?
6. What loving action did someone do for you?
7. What do you feel especially grateful about today?
8. What did you do today to move a little closer to a goal/dream?
9. How did you stretch yourself further today?
10. What made you feel excited/inspired today?
Wondering about the childcare changes with our new government?
Have a look at the Coalition’s Policy for Better Child Care and Early Learning….
I have had many discussions with educators about concerns the sector will go backwards esp. with the changes to the NQS and qualifications.
The question is, has all our hard work been for nothing?
My answer …. Absolutely not, look at all that has been achieved, I know I will advocate for our profession and I know all educators will too.
Thank you all for what you do each and every day.
Hello One and All
I have come across a great resource that links children’s developmental milestones to the EYLF Outcomes. This will assist you when documenting observations.
Have a look
I recently had a old high school friend contact me asking me for ideas settling her 2 yrs. old into a long day care centre. I was glad to help.
It can be so upsetting for children and parents transitioning into care and at times stressful for educators. I have a few ideas that can allow this to be a positive experience with children settling faster and becoming confident in saying goodbye. Here are some of Mrs B’s Tips…….
I love going to Workshops that really teach you something, that give you the tools to understand more about a culture, that inspire you to make change.
I did just that when I attended…….
Her hair was up in a pony tail, her favourite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy’s Day at school, and she couldn’t wait to go.
Each year we would have our Kindergarten (or Pre-School) Graduation. We wanted to celebrate our children heading off to school.
As the Director I would start the Graduation with one of my favourite poems
Everything I learnt I learnt in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
Let’s just say there where a few tears (myself included) this poem honored the important learning that each child had developed and demonstated the poem impoartance of this learning. I try to live my life this way, try it…..
Hello Out There
I have had a lovely day visiting students working in Early Childhood Centres. One student discussed with me that Show and Tell just doesn’t seem to be working.
I wondered, what are other people doing?
Children Services Teacher
Hello Out There
When you’re run off your feet and have many children to teach, is giving a child a quick “Good Girl” or “Good Boy” to acknowledge a young child has completed a task ok?
Isn’t it ????
Have a read of the article
Please click on the orange text
It makes for a very good read