Kindness in the classroom

Of all the learning that is experienced by 3, 4 and 5 year olds, I think the learning of kindness is one of the most important. There is lots of unkindness in our world and sometimes it can be too easy to be sucked into unkind thoughts and actions. But if we have a foundation…

Self Evaluation

Stop. Think. Focus. Reflect. This is what I have found to be the result of using the Self Reflection tools in the “Síolta Aistear Practice Guide”. Síolta is the Irish word for seeds and is the name of the national quality framework for early years education in Ireland.Aistear means journey and is the name of…

Are your children’s learning goals being met?

(** Preschool Teachers in Ireland, are your activities and lesson plans meeting the Aistear Themes & Learning Goals? CLICK HERE for  Aistear-linked curriculum plans!) You and the children have a little routine going, whether you are a preschool teacher or at home with your own kids. Every day is fun and interesting and predictable enough…