Drawing on over 125 years of experience, we explore and discuss meaningful topics in early childhood education with some of the sector's most experienced educators and subject matter experts. With each short episode, our aim is to provoke minds and inspire excellence in early childhood education. Brought to you by KU Children's Services.
10 Minutes on Children Leading Their Own Learning
This episode is an invitation to share a story of an unexpected, co-created project and investigation. Inside Mary Elizabeth’s House will offer listeners an insight into the pursuit of big ideas undertaken by children with educators – a story of co-constructed curriculum at its best.
Spotlight on Rituals with Jan Faulkner and Laure Hislop
Why are routines and rituals important in our early childhood programs? Jan Faulkner and Laure Hislop unpack this question and discuss the special significance they have to children’s wellbeing, relationships and sense of belonging.
10 Minutes on Gender with Associate Professor Kylie Smith
We are joined by Associate Professor Kylie Smith to explore the topic of gender and play. Kylie shares insight into how young children develop their understanding of gender and the important role early educators have in noticing and challenging gender stereotypes and bias.
Spotlight on the Art of Teaching with Dr Gai Lindsay
Listen to Dr Gai Lindsay’s inspirational reflections on the importance of the arts in the lives of young children. Hear her talk about why children have the right to an early childhood education that is rich in the joy of art.
A Story Worth Telling with Ann Pelo – Part 3 Sam's Story - Episode 2
In the final episode of this series, Ann Pelo discusses Sam’s Story using the Thinking Lens to guide educators to dive deeply into Sam’s identity. Amal Nsar and Caitlin Burns from The Joey Club Sydney will reflect upon the Thinking Lens as a protocol for writing and as a generative tool for rich and robust professional conversations.
A Story Worth Telling with Ann Pelo – Part 3 Sam's Story - Episode 1
Ann Pelo illuminates the world of the toddler in the story she shares of time spent with Sam at The Joey Club Sydney, capturing incidental moments that tell rich stories of identity, community connection, thinking and learning. Amal Nasr, Director of The Joey Club, and Caitlin Burns, Early Childhood Teacher working with the infant and toddlers, will then discuss Sam’s story, the immediacy and intimacy of the connection between Sam and Ann and the potent picture she crafted in telling of Sam’s Story – a story that matters.
A story worth telling with Ann Pelo
I have gained so much from this podcast series! To be present, to be in the moment, to use the Thinking Lens as a protocol to document. Thank you for this enlightening podcast, told so eloquently by Ann. The critical reflection of Director Kelly is open, honest and a provocation for me to revisit and critically reflect on my style of documentation.