powerful frameworks

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 … Read More

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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.  … Read More

remote learning for schools

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, … Read More

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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 … Read More

Announcing the 2019 New Zealand Study Tour Winner

Again this year, Educa offered early childhood educators from New Zealand, Australia and North America the chance to win a place on a New Zealand Study Educational Tour, hosted by Kelly Goodsir. We are delighted to announce that Judi Stevenson-Garcia … Read More

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Risk and Respect in ECE: The Childspace Story 

Interview with Childspace founders, Robin & Toni Christie “Teachers respect children by allowing them to take ownership of their learning.” Toni Christie, Childspace Childspace stands out as as thought leader and relentless innovator in the New Zealand early childhood sector.  … Read More

documentation in early childhood education

ECE Documentation Your Teachers & Families Will Love!

Make it about the child, using learning stories Assessments can be time-consuming with unclear benefits. Or they can be life-affirming and precious for teachers, families and children.  Many early educators around are not fond of documentation, defined here as assessments … Read More

How to get a higher NQS rating

Your QIP Process, Only Simpler – in Educa

Reduce inspection stress, focus on a higher rating The evidence is in Educa, now your QIP process documentation can be there too! Educa has added a number of templates to support your QIP process, from working together on reflections and … Read More

learning stories as authentic assessment

Learning Stories as Authentic Assessment

The case for using stories to document a child’s learning journey Learning stories are documentation “for,” not documentation “of.” Dr. Annie White Traditional assessment is documentation “of” — reflections on a child in checkpoint format. By contrast, learning stories are … Read More

parent engagement for schools

Innovative Intermediate – The Fergusson Philosophy

A Culture of Inclusion and Rising to the Challenge Interviewed: Simon Kenny (Principal) and Andrew de Wit (Teacher). Our curriculum is based around our “rise” values – we expect all our kids to rise to the challenge. Those values are … Read More