“Learning and growing with children has given me a deep sense of purpose and meaning in my life. Learning about what is meaningful for child development, various pedagogical approaches, and how to be a co-learner is something I am deeply curious about.”

So I started blogging! This is my reflective space to ponder and to flush out some ideas before they form into podcast-ready concepts.

The Playful Podcast Episode 4 – Glorified Babysitting

In this solo episode I reflect on the fight that ECEs are in to professionalize our work and gain respect by leveraging away from being considered as glorified babysitters. I wander through wonderings about different types of care and education across time, space, and cultures, and ask questions that feel unsettling to my own identity…

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The Playful Podcast Episode 3 – Play! (pt. 1)

Brief summary of shownotes and references: Land acknowledgement: Dish with One Spoon revisisted – I misquoted the title. Jacobs, D., & Lytwyn, V. (2020). Naagan ge bezhig emkwaan: A Dish with One Spoon Reconsidered. Ontario History, 112(2), 191-210. Indigenous motherhood post: Reflection questions I asked and that are included in my Instagram post…

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The Playful Podcast Episode 2 – Prerequisites to Play

In this solo episode, I introduce a mini-series that I intend to continue called Pondering Pathways, where I take a walk around my neighbourhood while reflecting on what is required to access play. I follow up from my questions about Treaty 3 from my first episode and then I contemplate some systemic limitations related to…

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