Early childhood leadership is incredibly challenging but also exciting. It is primarily focused on supporting and encouraging individual teachers to work together to make a difference for children.
Celeste Harrington (AUT) and Lorraine Manuela (Director at Tots Corner) bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to discuss the many aspects of leadership in ECE. Both have considerable experience in leadership roles in ECE centres and explore what leadership means in ECE, building relationships, how to support teams to work effectively together, and the importance of pedagogical leadership.
To help you navigate the webinar easily, we have provided a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed.
You can also read our insight article exploring key ideas from the webinar.
Topics discussed in this webinar
Times shown in minutes and seconds from the start of the video
|1.16||The role of the leader in an early childhood setting|
|3.03||Distributed leadership or a hierarchy of leadership?|
|5.11||Putting children at the centre|
|7.53||What’s the difference between leadership and management|
|12.13||Teachers who don’t want to lead/take responsibility (also at 37m14s)|
|14.20||Building teachers’ confidence and competence|
|15.53||Guidance for taking on a new leadership role|
|20.50||What is appreciative inquiry?|
|22.43||What to do when there are problems|
|25.02||Reflection as a tool for the leader|
|27.29||How to encourage teacehrs to collaborate and work together well|
|30.30||What works in settings without positional leaders|
|32.28||How to develop pedagogical leadership|
|37.14||Getting all staff to contribute|
|43.59||Books or people that inspire leadership practice|