PHOTOGRAPHY: SHANE REID The Beauty in Our Differences Our eyes are able to tell us vast things about the world and the people in it. The conclusions we reach based on what we see, however, should be paired with a curious mind, to understand that what we see is not the whole story. Throughout the …

Early Childhood Teachers often find it difficult to get to professional development. We know this. We also know this isn’t because you don’t value learning; it’s because of the myriad of things you have to do every day, the curriculum development, planning, meetings and study, not to mention having a personal life of your own. …

…it is expressed in the choices one makes, and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt. There are few things that I find more satisfying than working and living in a way that aligns with my philosophy.  My drive is clear, and my actions are purposeful. I can usually react mindfully. …

“Because it happened and I didn’t think it mattered” It can be difficult to question assumptions. There’s the chance we could find out something we do not want to know, or that makes us uncomfortable. What we find out could be something about ourselves, and then we are risking exposing the basis on which we …

We’re going on a road trip. What thoughts does that idea conjure up for you?  Cranky children, greasy food, Princess Elsa singing ‘let it go, let it go’ over and over again?  Well, keep reading because our road trip is nothing like that.  Firstly, your children are not invited; neither are the children at your …

Sometimes you need to call a spade a spade. And sometimes, you need to call a badass a badass. While not all are wearing their caps backwards, we have found a large number of educators are proudly identifying as badasses – educators who are fighting for what they believe in difficult circumstances; reading, writing and …

Children are naturally creative and sensory beings, and during particular times of their development, their brains go through phases of being more non-verbal and intuitive, than language-based and logical. For example, children aged 6 to 9 experience more neural growth and activity in the right hemisphere of their brain, which means that during this period, …

Join Workforce Council, Professional Support Coordinator in partnership with Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network (QECSN) and Nature Play Queensland in a truly unique and exciting opportunity. Over 3 days we will be acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land that we pass across and will be welcomed on to Kalkadoon Country by Traditional Owners. We will explore early childhood education in …

Celebrating Educators Conference – Back to the Heart 2016 is shaping up to be a very exciting year, the Workforce Council have again partnered with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) to bring you another amazing Celebrating Educators Conference. Following on from five very successful Celebrating Educators Conferences from 2011 to 2015, the planning committee …