Self-Directed Learning – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

 


 

THRC Podcasts

Join us as we reflect and learn together by sharing stories and perspectives from professionals in the early learning community. You can find all episodes of THRC Table Talks on Soundcloud and Spotify. Do you have something to share? Email us at connect@thrc.ca. Use this Podcast Reflection Form to reflect on your learning after listening to an episode, and add it to your CPL.

Talking Inclusion With Shelley Moore (Part One)

In this two part episode, we talk with Shelley Moore, a Canadian inclusion speaker, researcher and consultant about all things inclusion. In part one, we focus on inclusion as a philosophical change, what inclusion is, and how we as educators can "change our aim" to meet the growing diversity in our classrooms.

Talking Inclusion With Shelley Moore (Part One) Episode Resources

 

 

Talking Inclusion With Shelley Moore (Part Two)

In part two of this episode with Shelley Moore, we dig into the practical side of inclusion and how we can use supports in our programs, how to advocate for supports and Shelley gives us 3 next steps for educators to take in your inclusion journey.

Talking Inclusion With Shelley Moore (Part Two) Episode Resources

 

 

Cultivating Professional Relationships

In this episode we discuss the importance of building relationships with coworkers in early learning settings. Listen in as we talk with Hira Irfan about her experience working with educator teams around the region. Hira discusses her experience of building rapport and supporting conflict resolution while sharing a variety of great resources along the way.

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Exploring Gender Identity

Today we continue diving into the world of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging by exploring Gender Identity with Jenn Lee, a non-binary RECE in Halton. Jenn shares their experience of discovering their gender identity and supporting young children to understand and accept all identities in the early years.
 

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Developing Educator Confidence

In this episode, we explore the article "Developing Teachers' Confidence" by Christy Jones-Hudson that details the practical steps and strategies to develop the confidence of educators in working with children with disabilities and extra support needs. We reflect on our own experiences in our careers, and what helped us to build confidence and to see the strengths and competence of all children.
 

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Exploring Truth and Reconciliation in the Classroom

In this special episode honouring Truth and Reconciliation Day and Orange Shirt Day, we chat with Karen Marshall, our Volunteer Indigenous Consultant and Reconciliation Facilitator at MCRC about how Educators can bring Indigenous learning and concepts into their classrooms in a simple and respectful way.
 

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Braiding Sweetgrass (Part One)

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer touched us and inspired us in so many ways. Join members of the Artists and Children Together team, as we explore concepts such as connection, relationship and honouring the essential nature of all beings (animate and inanimate alike).

 

 

Braiding Sweetgrass (Part Two)

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer touched us and inspired us in so many ways. Join members of the Artists and Children Together team, as we explore concepts such as honouring the different languages used by children; how children use their bodies as a means to explore and investigate their environments , and how those experiences help inform them as beings on this land; and the responsiveness of listening.

 

 

 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

In this episode we explore the Whys of diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of early learning.
 

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Supporting New Child's Transition from Home to Childcare

As we excitedly start off this fall season, the Early Years Sector are also excitedly welcoming new children into the classroom. In the spirit of new beginnings, join us as we center our conversation on our recently published Inspiration Sheet: How to make the Transition from Home to Childcare smooth, with its' co-creater, Quality First Consultant Geethmi. Questions we unpack: How do we create space to welcome in new children? How can we give ourselves the permission to slow down and focus on building the children's sense of belonging.
 

A Can of Worms (Part One)

In this episode, we are joined by several members of the Halton early learning community to explore and reflect on the book A Can of Worms. Fearless Conversations with Toddlers by Nick Torrenes. This book compassionately explores many topics such as race, gender identity, relationship building, outdated practices as well as  how to lean into uncertainty.

 

 

A Can of Worms (Part Two)

 

 

Book Club

Join us as we unpack the book An Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care by Carole Massing and Mary Lynne Matheson. What does it take for us educators to create that engaging, welcoming space that ultimately, makes everyone feel like they belong? What does life long learning have to do with inclusion? Take a listen and find out!
 

Elements That Support Culture Making

Listen in, as we explore elements that support meaningful, purposeful culture making. Elements such as developing trust and collaboration to support you in creating safe, brave and cooperative staff meetings, team meetings, and professional learning sessions. All resources can be found at THRC Resource Library. Visit thrc.ca to become a member today.

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Exploring Inclusion as it Supports Belonging in the Early Childhood Environment

In this episode, listen in as Nursery School Educators Nida, Joanne and Tanja, come to the table to explore and reflect on how Inclusive practices support relationship building and the Foundations of HDLH? in their program


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