PLEY Chats highlight members who are sharing their passion in the early years. The topic they are discussing is one that they have taken a long journey to learn about with many twists and turns along their way. These chats are meant to provide inspiration for other educators and allow individuals and/or teams a window into another educator’s thinking and classroom. They are not meant to be “this is how to do this”, they are meant to give you ideas to build upon wherever you are in your journey.

Reflective Questions to Consider Individually or as a Team…

• How does this topic resonate with you and what connections are you making?
• What wonderings does it leave you with?
• What idea(s) would you like to delve into?
• What obstacles or challenges will prevent you from moving forward? How can you problem-solve through these challenges?
• What resources can you access to support you?
• How can you infuse these ideas into your local context?

Marcia & Angela – Early Years Math Toolkits

Marcia & Angela talk about creating math toolkits, intentional teaching, using loose parts & math across the classroom.

Sandra Rosekat – Documentation… Valuing the Learning

Sandra shares her learning journey of documenting and communicating learning.

Joel & Cheryl – Building an Inclusive Classroom in Kindergarten

Joel & Cheryl talk about their partnership and building an inclusive classroom.

Nanette Ansah – Authentic Learning Experiences

Nanette shares her passion for creating authentic learning experiences.

Kenisha & Gail – Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy

Kenisha and Gail discuss Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Kindergarten

Andrea Bolton – French Immersion in Kindergarten

Building community, documentation & engaging families in French Immersion.

Anamaria Ralph – Big Things Happen in Small Spaces

Before & After School Partnerships, Must Haves & Like to Have.

Karen & Shannon – Parent Partnerships Through Play

Karen & Shannon walk you through how they welcome parents into the classroom.

Pam Rao – The Block Centre… Our Favourite Place!

Pam Rao shares her passion for the block centre.

Leah Kearney – Playing and Learning Outdoors

Talks about the importance & benefits of outdoor learning; how to use loose parts & ways to get started.