Swings + Roundabouts Winter 2022

Prompts for considering these examples further: 01. In what ways are these kaiako supporting or challenging stereotypes? 02. In what ways might these environments be reminding learners of positive and/or negative perceptions of their race that exist in society? Where to from here? Every institution, organisation, community, and individual is confronted with racism. It is up to us whether we feed it, or we starve it. It might feel scary or uncomfortable at times, but it is more important than ever to forge ahead. Self-reflection and frank, open conversations grounded in Our Code | Ngā Tikanga Matatika is the first step. Unteach Racism has more to come; for now, here are some suggestions on how you can join the movement: ● ● Visit unteachracism.nz/foursteps and start the four steps ● ● Sign up to the Unteach Racism Newsletter. We would love to hear how you have used the app or resources personally, or with your colleagues. Please tell us by emailing Letstalk@ teachingcouncil.nz Ka rere manu ki uta, ka rere manu ki tai, ka rere tāwhangawhanga, ka tieke tī, ka tieke tā. “The bird takes flight inland, then takes flight to the shore. A flight that measures and plans from, and to different points.” LIMITED SPACES. DO NOT MISS OUT! Child Protection in ECE Early Literacy in ECE Inquiries, Assessment, SelfReview, Internal and External Evaluation in ECE Ngā Paerewa / the Standards for the Teaching Profession in ECE Practice Physical Health & Movement in ECE Professional Growth Cycle Te Ara Poutama – Teachers and the Quality Indicators The Role of Learning Stories in Assessment, Planning and Evaluation Transition and Continuity of Learning in ECE Your Local Curriculum “What Matters Here” TEACHER ONLINE WORKSHOPS For information and bookings visit www.ecc.org.nz/events Cost - $65 +gst exclusive Member rate; $95+gst non-member About the Author Rose-Anne London started her early childhood education experience as a part time holiday job in Papaioea. This led to a love of teaching and a career including professional leader roles across services throughout Kāpiti and Whanganui-a-Tara. Currently residing in Whanganui-a-Tara, she is a Senior Advisor in the Teacher Capability and Collaboration team at the Teaching Council | Matatū Aotearoa. June 2022 { 15 }