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  • Leadership and management

    Written by Ann Hatherly, CORE Education, April 2011 Is there a difference between management and leadership and should you really care? Unpacking the distinction provides a framework with which to reflect on and assess the proportion of a leader’s time dedicated to the day-to-da...

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  • Using metaphor to explore your leadership vision

    Written by Helen Duncan, CORE Education, April 2011 The use of metaphor by teachers can be a powerful tool in understanding their own leadership vision and communicating it to others.  Below is an example from Bevan Simpson – Head teacher at Otatara Kindergarten, Invercarg...

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  • NAEYC - Instructional Coaching: Helping Preschool Teachers Reach Their Full Potential (PDF 995KB))

    This article by Skiffington, Washburn, and Elliott (May 2011) discusses the process of instructional coaching - a professional development approach. "Using reflective practice strategies—including posing open-ended questions to teachers and videotaping classes—coaches help teache...

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  • Starting Strong II - Early Childhood Education and Care

    This 2006 OECD report considers the nature of early childhood education and care around the world reporting on why countries invest in ECE, approaches to ECE policy, training and working conditions for teachers and universal access for children.

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  • Children's right to play

    Written by Stuart Lester and Wendy Russell, this 2010 working paper provides an examination of the importance of play in the lives of children worldwide.  Chapters include understanding play, play in context, play as self-protection, play as participation in every-day life, and providing env...

    tag_names:subjects: social competence, infants and toddlers, play, environment, leadership, pedagogy

  • The principals of creative leadership - Sir Ken Robinson

    This web-based article details Sir Ken Robinson's speech and the necessity for creativity, noting: "The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it's to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they're valued. So it's much more about creating climates. I think ...

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  • Critical Issue: Finding Time for Professional Development

    This blog post by Cathy J Cook & Carol Fine, on behalf of the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory A statement from the post: "Professional development can no longer be viewed as an event that occurs on a particular day of the school year; rather, it must become part of the da...

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  • The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success: Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattan

    Our mindset, our understanding of intelligience and abilities, determines how we will learn.  In the TedxManhattan talk Eduardo Briceno talks about building abilities and supporting learners.   Relevant for teachers and learners of all ages.  Watch now and let us know what you thin...

    tag_names:subjects: social competence, infants and toddlers, environment, leadership

  • Leadership does make a difference

    In this video, Kate Thornton talks about the difference leadership can make in early childhood education.  As you listen to Kate, think about the leadership qualities in your centre.  Following the video, you might like to further your understanding by accessing the recommended res...

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  • A pedagogical approach to ICT

    This series from the Ministry of Education Educate Website takes a look at the pedagogy behind using ICT in early childhood.

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