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    Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Teachers

    Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Teachers
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    Christmas is right around the corner and if you are one that struggles to find meaningful gifts for teachers and educators then you have come to the right place.

    Our Top Three Books to Teach about Social Justice and Anti Bias

    Our Top Three Books to Teach about Social Justice and Anti Bias
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    Anti-bias approaches were developed by Louise Derman-Sparks and the Anti-Bias Task Force (1989) to support and guide early childhood educators to tackle discrimination in early childhood curriculums.

    Aboriginal Symbols

    Aboriginal Symbols
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    Aboriginal symbols are a fun way that we can share culture with children whilst also building their literacy and language skills.

    Our Top 7 Aboriginal Children’s Books for Counting

    Our Top 7 Aboriginal Children’s Books for Counting
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    Watch, look, listen and count! Experience the rhythm of life in the bush as Joey and his mum go about their day.

    Top 10 Books that showcase diversity in appearance of Aboriginal people

    Top 10 Books that showcase diversity in appearance of Aboriginal people
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    It is essential that we provide children with a holistic range of Aboriginal children’s books that showcase the diversity of Indigenous peoples and our culture. This includes sourcing stories that represent diverse images of Aboriginal people showing illustrations of Aboriginal people who have both fair and dark coloured skin.

    NAIDOC Art Competition Top 10 Submissions

    NAIDOC Art Competition Top 10 Submissions
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    WINNER!Congratulations to 'Only About Children Seaforth' Submitted by Dana A. Always was, Always will be… The heart of Australia, the Aboriginal culture. An Art piece by the children of Only...

    Top 10 Childrens books to teach about Aboriginal history

    Top 10 Childrens books to teach about Aboriginal history
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    Many Australians have grown up not knowing much about our countries First Nation Peoples and only knowing a small amount about Australia’s Black history. Today I’m seeing many parents and...

    Top 5 Books with Puppets

    Top 5 Books with Puppets
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    Finger puppets are a great prop to use during story time with young children to make reading fun, engaging and interactive. We have put together a list of our favourite Aboriginal storybooks to read whilst using puppets.

    Top 5 Bancroft Books

    Top 5 Bancroft Books
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    Dr. Bronwyn Bancroft is a proud Bundjalung Woman and Artist. Bronwyn has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for over 3 decades and has illustrated and/or written 41 children’s books. Bronwyn’s...

    Top Ten Books for 0-2 year olds

    Top Ten Books for 0-2 year olds
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    Over at the Koori Curriculum we LOVE children’s books and have a great range in our shop that celebrates Aboriginal culture and people. Director of the Koori Curriculum, Jessica Staines...

    Educator Yarns Episode 17 - Interview with Kiya Watts

    Educator Yarns Episode 17 - Interview with Kiya Watts
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        Complete show notes for Episode 17 Jessica Staines: Welcome to the Koori Curriculum Educators podcast. My name is Jessica Staines, Wiradjuri woman, Early Childhood Teacher, and Director of...

    Free Resource: Who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People?

    Free Resource: Who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People?
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    If your service is predominately comprised of Non-Indigenous families, employees and stakeholders these may be genuine questions your children will have regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For some...

    Educator Yarns Episode 16: Special episode: Family Day Care educator’s panel including Caroline Douglas, Renata Stipanovic and Sarah Metcalfe

    Educator Yarns Episode 16: Special episode: Family Day Care educator’s panel including Caroline Douglas, Renata Stipanovic and Sarah Metcalfe
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       Complete Show Notes for Episode 16 Jessica: Welcome to the Koori Curriculum Educators Podcast. My name is Jessica Staines, Wiradjuri woman, early childhood teacher, and director of the Koori...

    Educator Yarns Episode 15: Our top 30 tips challenge (sneak peak!)

    Educator Yarns Episode 15: Our top 30 tips challenge (sneak peak!)
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    Today I'm flying solo once again, to share with you an incredible offer that we are currently running through the Koori Curriculum. A little while ago, we launched a course, our top 30 course, which includes our Top 30 tips to support educators to include Aboriginal perspectives in their programme.

    NAIDOC Week Free PDF Resource

    NAIDOC Week Free PDF Resource
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    Traditionally this week is NAIDOC week, however due to the pandemic, NAIDOC has been postponed to November 2020.However many educators are using this week to plan and programme their NAIDOC experiences...

    Educator Yarns Episode 14: Our top tips for NAIDOC Week

    Educator Yarns Episode 14: Our top tips for NAIDOC Week
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    As we start to approach July, our inbox normally gets flooded by educators who enthusiastically starting to plan and programme for their NAIDOC experiences and activities. We thought to make things easier we would put together some of our top tips for NAIDOC Week to get everyone started on the right path.

    Our Top STEM Resources

    Our Top STEM Resources
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    As many of you will know our Sister company The Aboriginal Early Childhood Collective recently launched their online STEM Summit for early childhood educators. During this virtual event the Koori...

    Educator Yarns Episode 13 - Interview with Tanika Davis

    Educator Yarns Episode 13 - Interview with Tanika Davis
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      In this episode I Tanika Davis – a proud Aboriginal woman from Forster NSW and founder of ‘The I am, Movement.’ Jessica: Well, thanks, Tanika, for joining me on...

    Top 30 Tips For 30 Days

    Top 30 Tips For 30 Days
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    Including Aboriginal perspectives in your program can be a daunting task particularly for non-Indigenous educators who are attempting to teach a culture that is not their own. On a weekly...

    Educator Yarns Episde 12 - My answers to your mostly commonly asked questions

    Educator Yarns Episde 12 - My answers to your mostly commonly asked questions
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    To listen to this episode as a podcast click here.  Episode 12 - My answers to your mostly commonly asked questions Show Notes (transcript) Welcome to the Koori Curriculum Educators Podcast....

    Supporting Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Through Fashion

    Supporting Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Through Fashion
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    We have had lots of conversations recently with educators who are members of the Koori Curriculum Educator Community about authentic Aboriginal fashion labels. Now that everyone is online shopping we...

    National Reconciliation Week Recommendations

    National Reconciliation Week Recommendations
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    Reconciliation week is just around the corner and here are my top five Reconciliation resources from our online shop.   1) Reconciliation Week is from the 27th of May to...

    ANZAC Day - Aboriginal Servicemen and Women

    ANZAC Day - Aboriginal Servicemen and Women
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    We all should be acknowledging Aboriginal service men and women during ANZAC Day the same way that we honour and show respect to all service men and women. For many...

    Who is Jessica Staines?

    Who is Jessica Staines?
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    We thought it was about time our community found out a little more about who our founder and director is!   Name: Jessica Staines Position: Director of Koori Curriculum Age:...

    Early Childhood Australia & Koori Curriculum

    Early Childhood Australia & Koori Curriculum
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      Early Childhood Australia has been a long-time supporter of the Koori Curriculum and of Jessica Staines our Director. In 2016 they supported Jessica to participate in the World Forum...

    Koori Curriculum Educator Community

    Koori Curriculum Educator Community
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    The Koori Curriculum Educator Community is our free online Facebook group where we yarn, share and grow together. We began the group a few years ago as a space that...

    Lessons learned from the life of a traveller

    Lessons learned from the life of a traveller
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    I’m very fortunate and grateful that I get the opportunity to travel around our country for work. This year I have been to every state and territory at least once...

    Why we sell educational resources

    Why we sell educational resources
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    When I was a practicing classroom teacher it was no secret that my parents spare bedroom had quickly become a treasure trove, the equivalent of Aladdin’s cave filled with early...

    The Aboriginal Early Childhood Webinar Series

    The Aboriginal Early Childhood Webinar Series
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    We have just spent the best part of a month travelling around Australia for The Aboriginal Early Childhood Planning Days. What a whirlwind experience! Now that we are back we thought...

    Planning Good Practice

    Planning Good Practice
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    For those of you who missed out on the planning day, or those of you who want to know more about The Aboriginal Early Childhood Planning Guide here is a little more...

    Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Childhood Curriculums - The Workshop

    Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Childhood Curriculums - The Workshop
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    The Koori Curriculum is excited to be returning to Docklands in Feb 2020 to deliver three of their most popular workshops. Director of the Koori Curriculum, Jessica Staines in an...

    2020 with Koori Curriculum

    2020 with Koori Curriculum
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    This is our 6th year of operation with the Koori Curriculum and we are more excited than ever. Our business is no longer a toddler with teething problems and growing...

    Educator Yarns Podcast

    Educator Yarns Podcast
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    The Koori Curriculum Educator Yarns Podcast is intended as a gift to our profession. I have met many educators since directing Koori Curriculum who have exceptionally innovative practice in relation...

    January 26th Debate

    January 26th Debate
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    Australia Day - The significance.  The 26th of January is a date of contention for many Australians. This is a significant day for many and can be referred to as...

    Dance, Drought and Dedication

    Dance, Drought and Dedication
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    The educators who are part of the Koori Curriculum educator community were delighted to participate in a practical dance workshop this week delivered by the marvellous Jasmin Shepphard. Jasmin is...

    Give me a home among the gumtrees!

    Give me a home among the gumtrees!
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    This week saw the Koori Curriculums Jessica Staines travel to foggy Adelaide with the creative Director of Multiverse Dr Red Ruby Scarlet. At the Adelaide Convention Centre the dynamic duo...

    Thats a RAP!

    Thats a RAP!
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    Wow! You will not believe just how incredible last week was for the Koori Curriculum. Jessica's week started with a trip to Australia's Capital Territory to meet with Early Childhood...

    Koori Curriculum Educators Yarning Circle visit the Northern Beaches

    Koori Curriculum Educators Yarning Circle visit the Northern Beaches
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    The Koori Curriculum Educators Yarning Circle consists of a dedicated group of early childhood educators who come together once per month to network, attend cultural excursions or meet with various...

    Escaping the winter blues and seeking sun and sand

    Escaping the winter blues and seeking sun and sand
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    The Koori Curriculum was kissed by the warm rays of the winter sun these past few weeks. This month Director, Jessica Staines got to spend some time with educators working...

    2019 Social Justice in Early Childhood Conference!

    2019 Social Justice in Early Childhood Conference!
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    Director of the Koori Curriculum, Jessica Staines is a board member for the Social Justice in Early Childhood group and this weekend saw the 15th Throwing The Baby Out With...

    From East to West

    From East to West
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    Where have you been and what have you seen? The last two weeks have seen the Koori Curriculum travel from the East over to the West Coast of Australia exploring...

    Play School Acknowledgement of Country Episode

    Play School Acknowledgement of Country Episode
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    Over the past year Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum has been working as Play Schools Aboriginal Early Childhood Consultant to develop the shows first ever acknowledgement of country...

    The Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference 2019

    The Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference 2019
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    June 2019 saw the second Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference come to fruition. Educators travelled from every corner of Australia to gather together for two awe inspiring days of unlearning and relearning. Delegates listened to and yarned with elders, children, artists, social justice warriors and educators alike who shared a multitude of skills, strategies and experiences.

    Koori Curriculum News! Help Kelly's Kids Fly The Flag

    Koori Curriculum News! Help Kelly's Kids Fly The Flag
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    The Koori Curriculums adventures continued this week and as usual they did not disappoint. This week Jessica found herself visiting three early learning services scattered across Sydney before road tripping...

    Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives based on the children’s interests and involving our families in the process at Penrose Kindergarten

    Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives based on the children’s interests and involving our families in the process at Penrose Kindergarten
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    Wominjeka! My name is Cassie Davis and I am a Kindergarten Teacher at Penrose Kindergarten located in Tarneit of Melbourne, Victoria. We are a Wyndham City Council Kindergarten service that...

    Old Macdonald Has A Farm! Koori Curriculum Adventures

    Old Macdonald Has A Farm! Koori Curriculum Adventures
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    The Koori Curriculum recently visited Orchard Hill in Sydney's west and found themselves at Old Macdonald's Child Care. This early learning service is on a nine acre property and is...

    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness
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    Director of the Koori Curriculum, Jessica Staines has been operating the Sydney based Aboriginal Early Childhood consultancy for the past five years whilst also working casually with her Mum, Debbie...

    Travelling The East Coast

    Travelling The East Coast
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    Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum began her week at the Hays Reconciliation morning tea. Hays curated an excellent panel of speakers facilitated by Jason Timor co-director of the...

    Koori Curriculum Adventures in Canberra and Melbourne

    Koori Curriculum Adventures in Canberra and Melbourne
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    This week the Koori Curriculum jet setters met with educators in both Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to facilitate various workshops aimed to support the respectful inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives in...

    ANZAC Day at Concord West Rhodes Preschool

    ANZAC Day at Concord West Rhodes Preschool
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      How we brought an Indigenous perspective into our Pre-schoolers investigation of ANZAC Day - written by the team at Concord West Rhodes Preschool ANZAC Day is a community event...

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