Anarchy & the EYLF Pirates

Refuse. Resist. Rebuild.

The Silent Fractured Heart

Each and every day, I sit here in silence nursing my fractured heart. I am not writing to you because I want your sympathy or your pity. I simply want … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Working in the Panopticon

I hear some educators now have to sign a log every time they leave the room even to go the toilet. Incidents! they cry. Ratios! Evacuation! But it is not … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Which way to turn?

I am an early childhood educator. I write reflections about what I am teaching the children, what they learning, what ideas we are working on together and the like. I … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

We need to talk …

How do I feel about the Assessment and Rating process leading up to it? I feel pressured. I feel rushed. I feel pushed. I’m a professional early childhood teacher, educator, … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 6 Comments

A demeaning way to treat a profession

A&R. These letters strike fear into the hearts of so many educators.Not because we think we are doing the wrong thing by the children. We know how committed we are to … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Play, Foucault and economic (ir)rationalism

“the view that commercial activity … represents a sphere of activity in which moral considerations, beyond the rule of business probity dictated by enlightened self-interest, have no role to play.” … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

On Modesty

Hundreds of people are going at it hammer and tongs about what women should wear. They are very concerned about modesty, and obedience to authority. Surprisingly, they are not in … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · 1 Comment