Practical support and professional development training for staff to understand behaviour and implement best-practice positive behaviour support strategies.
Facilitated reflective practice online sessions support educators to develop a positive culture of respect and professional inquiry to apply evidence-based practice in their important work with children, as well as increase collaboration, awareness of bias and inequities, practices of self-care and values-based interactions.
We focus on five core stages, each addressing one aspect of reflection.
The 5 stages are:
• Reporting of the context of the experience
• Responding to the experience (observations, feelings, thoughts, etc.)
• Relating the experience to knowledge and skills educators already have
• Reasoning about the significant factors/theory to explain the experience
• Reconstructing practice by planning future actions for a similar experience
Bain, J.D., Ballantyne, R., Mills, C. & Lester, N.C. (2002). Reflecting on practice: Student teachers’ perspectives, Post Pressed: Flaxton, Qld
Reflective practice has benefits in increasing self-awareness, understanding of others and engagement in work processes. Reflective practice bridges the gap between theory and practice, assists with conscious implementation and ongoing improvement, and as such builds capacity of educators to support children’s learning and development.