Let's slow down: Shifting from directing and correcting to a culture of connecting
What busy lives we lead. Always rushing from here to there, structuring our days, and time, to fit as much in as possible. Where does all of this over-scheduling leave us in terms of connecting? Connecting with the children we work with? And why is connecting so important anyway?
Click here to read more from this inspiring article by Harriet O'Sullivan
What a fantastic day at this year's Conference! We had a record number of attendees this year, it was wonderful to have so many passionate teachers sharing their knowledge and experience and to see the deep participation and thoughtfulness from all attendees. We have already come up with some ideas to make next year even better...watch this space!
Ko te Tamaiti te Putake o te Kaupapa. The Child – the Heart of the Matter
Keeping siblings together is an example of whanaungatanga or connectedness and Manaakitanga: Caring, sharing, displaying kindness, supporting others, ‘being a friend’ and reflect aroha in it’s true sense and as we weave Our Standards through our practice and our appraisal we can explore deeply and widely our assumptions and beliefs about practice.....
What an absolute pleasure it was to have Neuroscience Educator; Nathan Wallis, join us in Hamilton to present a seminar: The impact of Neuroscience on our practice. This was a Ministry of Education sponsored seminar, organised by ELP.