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    Rolling lunch times

    Started by Tara Fagan 11 May 2015 12:46pm () Replies (2) Last reply by Viv Shearsby
    Please see question from Tairua: Kia Ora I was hoping to implement rolling lunch times into our centre but to do so successfully it seems that older children - 3 to 4 year olds - would have to eat without an adult seated at the table. Teachers...
  • Online Leadership Group

    Started by helen.cartwright 23 Feb 2015 6:53am () Replies (6) Last reply by Belinda Williams
    Hi everyone - here is a space for you to ask questions, post readings or resources and talk with one another about leadership.  This discussion page is part of the online leadership cluster.   Our first workshop was around Strategic...
  • Four Year Old Programmes

    Started by Trish Robbins 16 Feb 2015 11:36am () Replies (5) Last reply by Belinda Williams
    One of our centres in my ece cluster is reviewing their four year old programme, They would like to know if centres do you have a four year old programme and if so why or if not why not? Any good readings or links relating to this topic,...
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    Online Leadership Workshops and Mentoring PL Opportunities Feb-June 2015

    Started by helen.cartwright 02 Feb 2015 12:34pm () Replies (3) Last reply by helen.cartwright
    There will be 3 online workshops and opportunities for professional mentoring online Feb-June 2015.  The first workshop is around Strategic Planning, the second on Pedagogical Leadership and the third on Culturally Responsive Leadership....
  • Implementing new leadership model

    Started by Raylene 19 Jul 2014 7:33am () Replies (13) Last reply by Belinda Williams
    Our centre is in the midst of changing our current leadership model to a distrubted leadership model with three leaders sharing the workload. I will be the Pedagogical Leader and will be charged with the aligning of philosophy, self-review, teaching...
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    Oral language in early childhood education

    Started by Tara Fagan 07 Sep 2014 10:49am () Replies (5) Last reply by Kate McKenzie
    I read with interest this article in the New Zealand Herald.  Primary schools are finding children are starting school with low language skills, in some cases, children having the spoken-language ability of 2-3 year olds.   A group of...
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    Mathematics in Early Childhood: New songs and stories

    Started by helen.cartwright 28 Jul 2014 10:25am () Replies (2) Last reply by helen.cartwright
    Kia ora, Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei and Hello,  I have been working with groups of teachers focussing on mathematics we have been gathering together some new songs and stories that embed the domains of mathematics in the early years eg....
  • Respecting toddlers need for comforter items

    Started by Lynda 25 Jul 2014 5:42am () Replies (4) Last reply by Lynda
    Hi, we are a infant and toddler centre for children aged 6 months to 3 years. I have recently been reflecting on how we "handle" the childrens needs for their security/ comforter items.  It has been our preactice to encourage whanau to...
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    Learning Story/Assessment workshops

    Started by Tara Fagan 04 Jul 2014 1:33pm () Replies (6) Last reply by LynetteK
    Repost question from Melissa: Hello,  I was just wanting to see if there were any Learning Story/Assesment work shops out there at the moment as i have a staff member who would benefit but have not seen one come across my desk in a long...
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    CORE Education eFellowship for 2015

    Started by Tara Fagan 09 Jul 2014 12:52pm () Replies (1) Last reply by Tara Fagan
    Are you curious about how you can better support learners or develop teaching and learning? Is your school/kura/centre/institution keen to explore how they can better support learners? Do you have an innovative approach that you wish to develop? If...
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    An inquiry about Transitions

    Started by Glenda Albon 21 Mar 2014 3:54pm () Replies (2) Last reply by Debs71
    I am currently support a centre with Self Review and they are exploring some aspects around Transitions. Does anyone have any suggestions that they could share with these teachers. "We are gathering data and would like to know what are your centres...
  • Everyday Leadership

    Started by Tara Fagan 15 Apr 2012 12:57pm () Replies (6) Last reply by Anita @ Little Einsteins
    Today, I stumbled across this leadership talk.  It is a great 6 minute video from TEDx Toronto.  Drew Dudley talks about leadership through everyday moments and how our actions, beliefs and values can make a difference not only to our own...
  • Centre Blogs

    Started by Tania 22 Aug 2012 9:46am () Replies (8) Last reply by hollydhillontaylor
    I am incredibly lucky in my role as a Facilitator to see the learning that is happening in Centres throughout Northland and in some cases New Zealand.  As a teacher in a centre, how do you get these opportunities?  I would like to suggest...
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    Encouraging Literacy

    Started by Tara Fagan 13 Feb 2013 1:35pm () Replies (6) Last reply by helen.cartwright
    I recently read this blog post by Doug Belshaw on reading to children and what it means to read in the 21st century.  Doug is writing through the lens of a parent supporting children however I think his points are just as relevant to teachers....
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    Tinkering School

    Started by Justine Mason 07 Jan 2013 11:50am () Replies (1) Last reply by Justine Mason
    I recently came across this TED talk where Gever Tulley talks about his tinkering school. It really got me thinking……..  Although tinkering school is for primary and secondary aged children and the focus is on building things...
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    Dramatic Play

    Started by Tara Fagan 30 Aug 2012 9:44am () Replies (2) Last reply by Donna Chisholm
    Kia Ora I have just added this Young children article to our resource section.  I was really interested to read the authors, Leong and Bodrova, thoughts on how, now more than ever, teachers need to be involved in planning and extending...
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    High level of teaching

    Started by Tara Fagan 04 Sep 2012 12:08pm () Replies (6) Last reply by Donna Chisholm
    Within my centre we are doing a self-review and our question is "How can we ensure we maintin a high level of teaching?" Can anyone help us unpack what a high level of teaching looks like? What does this look like at your centre, for the teachers...
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    Outdoor environments

    Started by lisa foraker 17 Aug 2012 4:00pm () Replies (14) Last reply by Donna Chisholm
    Hi there not sure how I did this but managed to post pictures but they werent meant to be here! Anyway the sandpit is the back of our kindy and the fort and garden beds are across the front. I look forward to your comments and feedback....
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    Literacy self review

    Started by Averil Evans 14 Aug 2012 11:15am () Replies (10) Last reply by Bonita Smith
    We are currently doing a self review on our literacy in the centre. I would like to send a parent friendly questionnaire to find out what our parents think literacy is and their understanding of what literacy happens in our centre. Has anyone used...
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    Planning Stories

    Started by Justine Mason 23 Jul 2012 9:22am () Replies (1) Last reply by Justine Mason
    Kim19 hours ago Hi Everyone, My centre would like to implement programme planning doucumentation and assessmnet that is useful, relevant and progressive for the learning of all okonga. Recently I googled and came across this term Planning...