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Another brand new podcast episode has landed and we are pretty excited about it! This episode Nic talks to Carrie Rose of Rosie’s Early Learning in QLD, all about inquiry based planning. This episode is a little longer, but it is worth it!

Our brilliant buddy Jeff A Johnson, over at Explorations Early Learning/Playvolution HQ is producing our podcasts for us (for which we are incredibly grateful!) and you can listen on your favourite podcast app under the Child Care Bar and Grill podcast feed. Here is a link to episode 007


EPISODE 007 – Inquiry Based Planning with Carrie Rose
What if we asked ourselves the question – why do we do it this way? What if the answer led us to “throw out” a whole way of thinking and working that we had engaged in since time began?! Carrie Rose and her team at Rosie’s Early Learning in QLD are the epitome of reflective educators. They really thought about the way in which they programmed and planned, observed and documented, and they made some really big changes. 
In this episode we find out more about inquiry based planning and why ditching the traditional portfolios might just lead us to even more meaningful documentation and assessment of learning. 

LINKS AND OTHER INFO
To find out more about Carrie Rose and Rosie’s Early Learning, you can contact: 
 
 

Did you know that one of our Inspired EC Co-founders, Tash, is a licensed trainer for Claire Warden and regularly delivers professional development on the Talking and Thinking Floorbooks Approach? To find out more about this collaborative approach which lends itself beautifully to what we discussed in this episode, please email us today – training@inspiredec.com 

You can also get a copy of the book “Talking and Thinking Floorbooks” by Claire Warden on our website




WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! 

If you have any comments or questions about the episode, we would love to hear them. Perhaps there is something that we talked about that you would like more information on, or you have a topic you would like to hear explored in an upcoming episode? Maybe YOU would like to be interviewed! Our aim is to talk to educators all around the country (and overseas!) about their everyday practice with children. 
Feel free to comment below or email nicole@inspiredec.com
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Advocacy, Community, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Professionalism


Did you catch episode 6 of our podcast “The Inspired Educator” when it landed a few weeks ago?? You might have missed it, as we were crazy busy at the time and didn’t pop it up here so you would know all about it! 

Our brilliant buddy Jeff A Johnson, over at Explorations Early Learning/Playvolution HQ is producing our podcasts for us (for which we are incredibly grateful!) and you can listen on your favourite podcast app under the Child Care Bar and Grill podcast feed. Here is a link to episode 006


EPISODE 006 – Men in Early Childhood with Tristan Page
Let’s face it – men are severely outnumbered in the early childhood profession. While I’ve known many services to say “We would love to have a male working in our service!” the reality is, that there are not enough men out there. Why? Are there issues of sexism at play? Are men deterred by societal “norms” and assumptions? In this episode, we chat with educator Tristan Page. Tristan has been an educator for over 18 years and provides a great insight into what it is really like as a male in a female-dominated profession. 

** We recognise that it is not a black and white – male/female situation and do not wish to exclude anyone based on gender identity. Gender identity and stereotypes are something we would love to continue exploring and thinking critically about in the way we present information and ideas. Please bear with us as we fine-tune!! **


WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! 

If you have any comments or questions about the episode, we would love to hear them. Perhaps there is something that we talked about that you would like more information on, or you have a topic you would like to hear explored in an upcoming episode? Maybe YOU would like to be interviewed! Our aim is to talk to educators all around the country (and overseas!) about their everyday practice with children. 
Feel free to comment below or email nicole@inspiredec.com
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Advocacy, Childhood, Community, Pedagogy, Play, Professional Development, Professionalism, Risk


Episode 4 of our podcast “The Inspired Educator” is now available and ready for your listening pleasure!
Our brilliant buddy Jeff A Johnson, over at Explorations Early Learning/Playvolution HQ is producing our podcasts for us (for which we are incredibly grateful!) and you can listen on your favourite podcast app under the Child Care Bar and Grill podcast feed. Here is a link to episode 004


EPISODE 004 – Social Justice with Alistair Gibbs
Here we are with episode 004 and this one is super interesting! For some educators, the term social justice conjures up all sorts of ‘scary’ topics and questions and may evoke imagery of picket lines and protests. This chat with Alistair, really breaks down some of the misconceptions about social justice and offers some great advice for how educators can get started in their service!


WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! 

If you have any comments or questions about the episode, we would love to hear them. Perhaps there is something that we talked about that you would like more information on, or you have a topic you would like to hear explored in an upcoming episode? Maybe YOU would like to be interviewed! Our aim is to talk to educators all around the country (and overseas!) about their everyday practice with children. 
Feel free to comment below or email nicole@inspiredec.com
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