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Authentic Assessment – What, Why, and Examples

Authentic Assessment – What, Why, and Examples Traditional early childhood assessments focus on what children can do in specific domains at a particular time. These assessments often rely on direct observations of children’s skills and abilities to make inferences about their learning. However, recent years have seen a shift towards more authentic forms of assessment.

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Educa Launches Professional Training Platform – Learning Story Academy

Welcome to Learning Story Academy! The Educa Team is excited to announce the launch of our specialized training platform for Learning Stories & related teaching practice. Learning Story Academy offers live webinars, book study & inquiry groups, and pre-recorded video courses – led by experts from around the world. view courses Our Why Our mission is to

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Reviving the Educator

We know that the Early Childhood Education sector is experiencing a climate of fatigue, and now more than ever we need to be resilient and challenge this discourse by working to understand and prioritize wellness and wellbeing. In a recent Educa webinar, Early Years Consultant Nicole Talarico offers solutions to ‘Reviving the Educator’, you can

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Seeing the child through a Montessori lens: 9 Takeaways

  Framing early childhood development and education through a Montessori lens is not only fascinating, but makes sense.   Montessori is a worldwide approach that says education should work “with the nature of the child, not against it” and focuses on individuals not groups, according the Montessori Institute. Executive Officer of Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand,

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Enrich Your Teaching Experience Using Learning Stories

Learning Stories Create Connections Learning Stories (explained here) enrich your experience as a teacher in profound ways. They help you: Understand and connect to children Get closer to families Save time on data collection Here is how teaching practice and attitude to teaching can change with Learning Stories. Better teaching decisions Nothing clarifies thinking like writing.

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Student Teacher Mentoring with Educa – a Learning Story

Learning Stories in Educa Teacher Portfolios provide value beyond the classroom, aiding in teacher professional development, mentoring, and raising center standards. Read on to see how Learning Stories can be used for student teacher mentoring.     Jennifer, You Are Ready! Jennifer, it has been such a great year for you and the other student

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