Rattler - Issue 132 - November 2020

In this edition of Rattler we focus on articles designed to inspire and help you through this uncertain time and into the start of 2021.

We begin with our regular spotlight Meet the Member, where preschool director Christine McKnight shares how community, friendship and belonging are helping the fire affected community of Cobargo on their long road to recovery.

Organisational psychologist Dr Amanda Ferguson and leadership coach Sarah Moore provide insights around how leaders can inspire positive change in their service, and we hear from recruitment experts ANZUK about how ECEC services can attract and keep great talent.

CELA’s research and policy manager Megan O’Connell has written an insightful article revealing how educators have dealt with COVID challenges, and shares the latest early education research from around the world in her research review.

Teacher and children’s book author Renne Irving-Lee writes about the importance of focusing on effective communication over politeness, while Paediatric Occupational Therapist Claire Joyce outlines how we can identify and help children with sensory processing difficulties.

This jam packed edition wraps up with Robbie Warren’s research study report on how educators can support children’s rights.
We hope that you enjoy this edition and we look forward to connecting with you over the coming months as we support you through the continuing pandemic situation.

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