• Let’s talk about etiquette: Facebook and beyond

    By Anthony SemannJune 19, 2020

    Okay first things first, I am a voyeur when it comes to Facebook. I read more than I contribute, I squeal with joy, I shudder in despair, I am astonished, I am amazed, and sometimes I forget to breathe in despair with some things that I read online. Welcome to the world of Facebook. A place […]

  • Trust me, I’m a professional

    By Philip Butler

    I am always a bit unsure what to think whenever I hear early childhood educators discussing the topic of professionalism and whether they are, or are not professionals. Since I first started teaching over two decades ago I always just assumed I was a professional. Who says I’m not? Why do educators even question this? […]

  • Be the architect of your setting

    By Philip Butler

    When thinking about what role you might want to play in your setting, whether it be as the Director, co-educator, teacher or educational leader, you have the opportunity to dramatically influence the environment and the people around you if you choose to. “I would like to put forward the revolutionary idea that all teachers can […]

  • Creating a thinking organisation

    By Anthony Semann

    Recently I was facilitating a professional development program and posed the following question to the participants ‘Do you define your workplace as a thinking organisation’. This question was met with silence. As such I presented a follow up question, ‘Imagine this, if we were to see employees as a knowledge library, how many books are […]

  • Shhh! Wanna hear a secret? Gossip at work

    By Colin SlatteryJune 2, 2020

    We’ve all been told that gossip and rumour is an evil scourge of the workplace and must be stopped at all costs. There are numerous articles offering advice on how to kill the poisonous grapevine. We follow this advice and then wonder why it doesn’t work and the grapevine continues to flourish. The reason is […]