Bedrock May 2023

In this issue, well known early childhood education consultant Lisa Bryant explores the state of play in NSW and finds many things wanting.

We explore a major study into the first 10,000 hours of a child’s life, which also raises the profile of early childhood teachers. Lisa Thornburrow has been a teacher for almost 40 years. Find out about her long career.

In the UK, there’s a dangerous trend towards directed play and overloading teachers with data. We explore this in two stories and implore authorities in NSW and the ACT not to copy the UK model.

Finally, rural and remote teachers (and their city cousins), remember you’re not alone – the IEU is here to support you.

We are always stronger together. We invite you to share this email with members and invite them to join the IEU.

Mark Northam, 
IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Secretary

Here’s a sample of articles from this issue of Bedrock. You can click through to explore the whole publication.

Bedrock is the early childhood magazine of the NSW/ACT Independent Education Union.

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