Do you see me? Do you know me? These are the silent questions our children want answered. They want to feel SEEN and they want to feel HEARD. We know about this desire because we have it too.
Have you ever met an ECE teacher who entered the profession because they love staff meetings so much?
It's unlikely since we are usually driven by things more inspiring - children, learning, joy and wonder. Yet, we all have careers littered with staff meetings, because whether we enjoy them or not, they serve a purpose, and are part of what we do.
Heart centred teaching requires us to add something extra, to put an intentional ‘spin’ on the more mundane, auto-pilot aspects of our teaching role.