Monthly Archives: June 2015

Reflective questions about information sharing and accessing specialists

And again with the reflective questions, this time from Quality in Action: Te Mahi Whai Hua: “How does our service promote a regular, two-way flow of information between educators and parents/whanau? How effective are the records we maintain on each child? … Continue reading

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Reflective questions again

Here are more reflective questions (this time from Learning Media’s The Quality Journey): “Are we supporting our Maori children well? How can we do better? Are we communicating and working in partnership with Maori in the community (parents/whanau, kaumatua, kuia)? Do … Continue reading

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Reflective models

Reflective writing is meaningful and authentic writing.  The following questions can be used as prompts to support a deeper level of writing and inquiry: Questions to promote authentic reflection. Am I prepared to endure discomfort? Am I willing to challenge … Continue reading

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Still more reflective questions

The first of the three Learning Media videos on putting Te Whariki into practice poses the following reflective questions: “What is my understanding of the historical context of Te Whariki, and what does this mean for my practice today? What … Continue reading

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More questions for reflection

More reflective questions from the booklet of one of the Ministry of Education videos on putting Te Whariki into practice (quoted below): “Reflect on your own practice. What does your practice tell you about your own “image of the child”? … Continue reading

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Questions for reflection

In the booklet that accompanies the video, Empowerment to Learn: Whakamana ki te Ako, there are some questions for reflection posed (quoted below): Reflect on your own practice. What does your practice tell you about your image of infants and … Continue reading

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On aggression

I just read a very interesting article about aggression. In it, William M Bukowski and Maurissa Abecassis consider how aggression and adaptation are inter-related. In it, there are a couple of minor points that would merit more critical discussion, but I really … Continue reading

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