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    Top 3 Christmas books that include an Aboriginal perspective

    Top 3 Christmas books that include an Aboriginal perspective
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    Warrikirti the bilby is asked to help Santa deliver Christmas presents to children who live in an outback community.

    Top 6 Childrens Books About Bush Tucker

    Top 6 Childrens Books About Bush Tucker
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    Top 6 Childrens Books About Bush Tucker

    Resources to help parents teach about Aboriginal culture and history

    Resources to help parents teach about Aboriginal culture and history
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    Many Australian families value the importance of teaching their children respect for our Countries First Nations Peoples however many struggle with their knowledge and confidence. The Koori Curriculum has recently created an online facebook group for families who are wanting to learn, listen and walk with Indigenous Australians called The Koori Curriculum Community for Families.

    Our Top Books About Water that embed an Aboriginal Perspective

    Our Top Books About Water that embed an Aboriginal Perspective
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    Water is common topic of enquiry in the Australian context. Whether your children are learning about water ways, ecosystems, seasons or the weather there are many ways that one can include an Aboriginal perspective with water.

    Top 5 Aboriginal Books About Friendship

    Top 5 Aboriginal Books About Friendship
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    Forging friendships and navigating the complexities of relationships is something that all children can relate to. Here are some amazing books by Aboriginal authors and illustrators that celebrate mateship.

    Top Books for Connecting with Country

    Top Books for Connecting with Country
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    Top Books for Connecting with Country

    Top Books About Birds

    Top Books About Birds
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    Birds sing the songs of Country and are showcased in many Aboriginal children’s books. Here are our top bird books that we recommend for young children.

    Top Books that embed Aboriginal perspectives in children’s interests

    Top Books that embed Aboriginal perspectives in children’s interests
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    At the Koori Curriculum we encourage the embedding of Aboriginal perspectives in children’s interests as a way of contextualising culture instead of teaching about Aboriginal culture as if it is a topic, theme or interest. Here we are sharing our top children’s books that include Aboriginal perspectives.

    FREE Resource: October is Indigenous Business Month (IBM)

    FREE Resource: October is Indigenous Business Month (IBM)
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    Over the past five years Indigenous Business Month (IBM) has been growing and building momentum. Indigenous Business Month is
    an initiative of the MURRA Indigenous Master Class Alumni of the
    Melbourne Business School, to shine a spotlight on the variety and depth of Indigenous businesses to show business as a way of providing positive role models for young Indigenous Australians.

    Top Sally Morgan Books

    Top Sally Morgan Books
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    Sally Morgan is an Indigenous writer and artist who was born in Perth in 1951. She belongs to the Palkyu people of the eastern Pilbara in Western Australia. Sally is...

    Top 5 Books To Share Aboriginal Perspectives Of Space

    Top 5 Books To Share Aboriginal Perspectives Of Space
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    “Hello to You, Moon” by Sally Morgan Not all creatures are night animals, but all creatures respond to the moon. In Hello to You, Moon beautiful counting verse and luminous...

    Christmas Gifts that Celebrate Aboriginal Culture

    Christmas Gifts that Celebrate Aboriginal Culture
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    Santa Clause is coming! Here are some great items to pop down on Christmas list.

    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...

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