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What is social and emotional competence?

An introduction to the concept of social and emotional competence and why it is so important for children’s learning, development and wellbeing.

Principles for culturally responsive teaching in early childhood education

A closer look at the key principles underlying culturally responsive teaching in early childhood settings.

What matters in infant and toddler pedagogy?

An overview of the key principles from the research on infant and toddler pedagogy.

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Mana and kaitiakitanga in early childhood education

Dr Lesley Rameka explores how mana can be promoted through kaitiakitanga or active guardianship, as one way of meeting the practice expectations outlined in Te Whāriki.

Intentional teaching and sustained shared thinking

Sue Cherrington and Tara McLauglin discuss how early childhood teachers can be intentional in their teaching, with a particular focus on the concept of sustained shared thinking.

Executive function and supporting positive behavior

Dr Megan McClelland and Dr Shauna Tominey discuss executive function – the skills that help us to plan, focus, regulate our behavior, remember instructions and complete tasks.

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