Educator Yarns Season Four with Jessica Staines & Belinda Huntriss

Educator Yarns S04 EP01: Navigating Reconciliation and Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Education

Dive into a Educator Yarns Season 4 Episode One with Jessica Staines, the visionary behind Koori Curriculum, and her co host Belinda Huntriss, a trailblazer in Aboriginal education. This episode marks the
beginning of an innovative season for "Educator Yarns," setting the stage for a series of compelling discussions on integrating Aboriginal perspectives in early learning environments.

Discover the dynamic synergy between Jessica and Belinda as they unite to answer pressing community questions and share expert insights on incorporating Aboriginal pedagogy.

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Educator Yarns S04 EP02: Planning for success with your RAP

Welcome to another enriching episode of "Educator Yarns," where we delve into the essence of integrating Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) actions into early learning settings.
Hosted by Jessica Staines, and joined by esteemed co-host Belinda Huntriss, an advocate for Aboriginal education, we embark on a journey to uncover practical strategies, shared experiences, and insightful discussions aimed at empowering educators to foster inclusive and culturally responsive environments.

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Educator Yarns Season 4 Episode 3: RAP Actions and Visible Respect in Early Education

Welcome to Episode 3 of "Educator Yarns," where hosts Jessica Staines and Belinda share their expertise on bolstering Early Education environments through Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) initiatives. In this episode we delve into practical ways educators can visibly demonstrate respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, care for country, and support Indigenous businesses.

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Educator Yarns Season 4 Episode 4: Cultural Confidence in the Classroom: Strategies for Success

In episode four of Educator Yarns, Jessica Staines from Koori Curriculum and Belinda Huntriss from Freshwater Education delve into the crucial topic of embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in educational settings.

With a focus on the practical application of Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) actions and the enrichment of early learning environments, Jessica and Belinda offer a treasure trove of insights, wisdom, and actionable advice. This episode is not just a conversation; it's a call to action for educators at all levels seeking to foster a culture of respect, inclusion, and reconciliation within their practices.

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Educator Yarns Season 4 Episode 5: Foundations for the Future: Curriculum Planning and Reconciliation

In this deeply engaging episode of Educator Yarns, Jessica Staines and co-host Belinda Huntriss explore the intricacies of curriculum planning within the framework of Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs).

As both delve into the significance of incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures across all educational levels, listeners are treated to a wealth of knowledge, experience, and practical advice.

This episode, centred on curriculum planning and its role in the reconciliation journey, promises to shed light on making meaningful and impactful changes in educational environments.

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Educator Yarns Season 4 Episode 6: Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in Early Learning through the new EYLF

In this captivating episode of Educator Yarns, host Jessica Staines, alongside co-host Belinda Huntress from Freshwater Education, embark on an insightful exploration of integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into the new EYLF.

Dive into this enlightening episode to discover how you can bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to life in your early learning environment. Embrace the journey towards a more inclusive, respectful, and culturally rich curriculum, and stay tuned for more episodes that will guide you every step of the way.

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Educator Yarns Season 4 Episode 7: Rewind: Educator Yarns Season 2 Interview with Rebecca Burch

In this throwback episode from season two of Educator Yarns, we are delighted to revisit one of our most popular discussions, featuring an insightful dialogue with Rebecca Burch.

Rebecca is a passionate advocate for nature play and a seasoned educator with over 25 years of experience, leading the team at Cotton Wood Learning. Rebecca's pioneering nature-based education program not only aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework but transcends conventional education paradigms by integrating Aboriginal perspectives and sustainable practices into every facet of its curriculum.

This episode serves as a window into the transformative synergy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and sustainability principles, offering educators a unique glance at practical, meaning-driven ways to weave these foundational elements into their pedagogy and practice.

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