As Early Years Educators, we juggle many roles – spinning plates as we dart around the room, eyes everywhere while we keep one step ahead of the children in our spaces.
What if…we purposefully took the time to slow down, to wait, and to wonder?
Observation is a powerful tool at our disposal – one that shifts our role from teacher to that of a responder, a facilitator, an inquirer and a researcher. How can we wear these shoes as we walk the learning journey with the children in our care?
How to use this toolkit:
- Read and reflect on what observation means to you, redefining the value you place on it
- Discuss with your team and create shared vision and understanding of the power that observation holds for learning
- Try new strategies and methods that enhance your observation superpowers!
- Take action as you use your observations meaningfully to enhance learning and development for children in your learning space