Rattler - Issue 138 - March 2022

We hope that you enjoy this issue of Rattler, which begins with a spotlight on CELA member Armidale Community Preschool, who started Term 1 with their entire team falling ill with COVID. Director Sue Motley shares how she was able to ensure that the preschool remained open, while keeping a focus on educator wellbeing and health.

This issue also includes helpful insights towards maintaining clear and respectful communications in challenging times, a deep dive into the role of emotion coaching in fostering relationships with popular CELA presenter and child/adult relationship expert Michelle Cuthbertson, and a beautiful reflection on play and its role during the pandemic written by Educational Leader Karla Wintle. With workforce an important topic on everybody’s minds at the moment, don’t miss reading our spotlight on men in the sector, written by Adeline Teoh. You can also find out about the importance of developing positive learning dispositions in the early years, how you can bring Indigenous languages into your service, and read the final article in Dr Debra Williams' 3 part series on critical reflection

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