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What is documentation?
This is such a huge question that I am not going to attempt to unpack it all in one post! There are many more experienced educators than I, who spend years researching and investigating this area. In this post I will simply outline in layman's terms what I ...
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What small change can I make today?
At school we've had a term of professional development in the area of literacy, covering specifically two aspects; handwriting and spelling.   All this new learning is exciting but can be overwhelming and leaves me thinking "where do I start?!" To break it ...
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Aesthetics of the learning environment - the value of calmness
In many Reggio Emillia inspired centres that I have visited
the value of calmness is very apparent in their environment, thus creating a
calm space for children to interact with. Decisions from the colour of furniture, to wall coverings,
to what is put on t...
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Project Planning - A year long focus
There are many different approaches to project planning. The two approaches I have experienced are; t erm by term with specific curriculum areas to
be covered in the project. For example in Term 2 we are focusing on the 'Arts' curriculum which will drive yo...
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A twist on a standard topic - All about me!
At the beginning of every school year, across the country and quite probably the world, Teachers are preparing their first unit of study - All about me! The purpose of course; to get to know the new class. My experience has been, until recently, that the sa...
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