Self reflection is key, especially in the early childhood sector. I am so lucky, for the past 2.5 years I have been working along side not only a friend but a phenomenal educator who is one of those lucky few that seem to be able to educate in a way that others only dream of. With passion, with the patience of a saint, with the ability to wait and watch and ‘just know’ what experience or question will extend the children’s learning and/or development.
One of the most valuable things I have learnt from working along side Carly is to reflect. Critically reflect on EVERYTHING! Through reflecting it is only now that I am truly understanding my role as an educator.