My Hopes For ECE Post-COVID – Musings from New York

Teacher-Family Collaboration, The New Normal? I work for Educa, a company that encourages best practices in the early education sector. Educa is out of New Zealand where it’s commonplace to not only self reflect, observe and grow as individuals but also as educators. People are encouraged to “live to learn” as opposed to “learning to

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Confirming Powerful Frameworks in Educa

Applying Wendy Lee’s “Big Narrative” – Demo Video In Wendy Lee’s recent webinar on Recognising Powerful Frameworks – watch it here – Wendy refers to the big narratives, the big picture, and how learning stories can fit together to confirm that big narrative. This 2-minute video shows how stories can be linked to tell a

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‘Frequent Sample’ Reporting Saves Time For School

 The Kiwitea Story “Our end of year reports took so much less time than last year.” Change is tricky.  Small group. Large group. It doesn’t matter.  The reaction to change can range from the eager adopter to the feisty resistor.  We met with Nicky Fielder in December, Principal of Kiwitea School in Manawatu, to have

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Remote Learning & Communications When a School Closes

Supporting your students, families and staff remotely Your school just closed unexpectedly. What now? The community and sense of purpose that comes from working together in education is precious. And while there are online tools that can help your students, the workflow around that student activity generally requires personal interaction. And so an unexpected closure

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Staying On Track When a Center Closes – Using Educa

Supporting your families and staff remotely Your center just closed unexpectedly. What now? The community and sense of purpose that comes from working together in early education is precious. And so an unexpected closure due to Covid-19 or a weather event is distressing. However, if you have an online platform like Educa, there’s a lot

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Using Stories to Continue the Learning At Home – in Educa

Activity Suggestions & Parent Story Tips Stories written by parents (called “parent stories” in Educa) are a meaningful part of a child’s portfolio, the story of a learning journey that will be read to your child many times and valued by you and your child in years to come. Importantly, as parent you are the

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