What makes a quality critical reflection?

What makes a quality critical reflection?

Critical reflections are more than just what you’ve noticed, or what you remember from the program. They are more than ‘what went well/did not go well?’ Being critical means critiquing your role as the educator and making a plan to improve your practice (because we...
Therapeutic Horticulture

Therapeutic Horticulture

By Amanda Armitage How do you unwind and de-stress? For my mum, a day in the garden is her idea of heaven. She loses track of all time. What begins as mum thinking “I’ll just remove a couple of weeds” turns into a few hours of pottering and great...
Developing a sense of belonging

Developing a sense of belonging

By Amanda Armitage Change – it is an inevitable part of life, whether we love or dislike it. Last week my son finished primary School. The lead up was full of emotion. He was excited about the school celebrations, party days and graduation ceremony. On the way to...
Reflecting on an experience in an Early Childhood Setting

Reflecting on an experience in an Early Childhood Setting

A great way to start embedding critical reflection into your centre is to think about your intentional activities and experiences. Here are some simple questions to guide you to critically reflect on planned experiences: Why did I provide this activity? Was it...