10 tips for engagement in meaningful conversations with children

Presented by Philip Butler


As a teacher, I understand the value of tuning into the children and basing our opportunities for them on their 'interests' — but aren't children kind of 'interested' in everything at one point or another?

Their interest today may not be their interest tomorrow – this can make it challenging for planning. So, instead of 'interest' as our focal point, what if we start to focus on their ideas, thoughts and questions? Genuine engagement takes time, skills, and intentionality.

During this webinar, we will discuss ten clear reflective points and suggestions to increase the quality of your engagement with children and enhance your planning for children's learning.

Learning goals:

  • reflect upon and discuss a range of communication strategies that will support teacher-child relationships and communication
  • build confidence in communicating with children, colleagues and families
  • a deeper awareness of the role of children’s agency in their own learning and planning, and how to use it to achieve individual and group goals

Completing 10 tips for engaging in meaningful conversations with children 

may contribute one-hour of PD that aligns with the NESA (NSW) criteria for Elective PD and addresses:

The Australian Professionals Standards for Teachers: APTS 1: Know children and how they learn

Early Years Learning Framework Learning Outcomes: Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

The National Quality Standard: QA 5: Relationships with children


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