September 18, 2020

Revenge! Kindness!

A recent article Are children hardwired for revenge? caught my eye. Surely not! The research, however, was quite compelling. In evolutionary terms, if the brain has […]
July 24, 2020

Thinking and language are entwined.

Asking questions stimulates language and we can increase thinking opportunities with the questions we ask. Simple yes/no questions have their place to build children’s confidence to […]
June 26, 2020

What a term! What did we learn!

I expect reflections and learnings from the COVID pandemic will continue for some time particularly as we step into a holiday break without having to make […]
June 11, 2020

Kindness and Caring

I’m starting this blog from where I finished the previous one… Being kind is a choice, acknowledged in everyday moments and infused in many conversations at […]
June 5, 2020

Difficult conversations

World news has been challenging to watch for many months and is particularly confronting right now with evidence of racial violence. It’s confronting because it is […]
May 14, 2020

Taming Butterflies

Children returning to kindy was a recent Queensland Government announcement. At MPC, we’re getting better at listening to and making adjustments to new announcement. What a […]
April 15, 2020

With Covid-19 restrictions I’ve been prompted to think about two burning questions….

My two questions… Q 1. What’s really important for children right now? Q 2. What will children remember? I’m also very concerned about the pressure on […]
April 3, 2020

Screen time in this new world!

I have to fess up that technology and I have a love/hate relationship and moderating my screen time is generally not a concern. However, now that […]
March 20, 2020

Resilience is a choice.

When this passed my inbox this morning, I found it a powerful reminder that we do have choices as to how we respond to everything. Not […]