Hello everybody! Another Monday morning live featuring one of our Ultimate 48 Hour Authors, Lili-Ann Kriegler.
Lili-Ann Kriegler is a first- time author and long-time educator. She has taught at all levels from toddlers to adults Her expertise is in early childhood education for children 3-9 years of age; leadership and enhancing thinking skills for people of all ages.
Lili-Ann’s book, Edu-Chameleon, focuses on a situation in early education where there is a plethora of conflicting information. Teachers are often asked to choose between learning or play in a binary way. They end up with decision paralysis. This results in many lost opportunities. Thus, Lili-Ann has reframed binary thinking in the early years, so that teacher can feel relaxed about their choice to either give children extensive freedom, or to confidently and prescriptively teach them what they need to know. Her book reframes binary thinking and offers teachers seven dynamic ways to relate to children each with different goals and methodologies.
Hope you guys got heaps from this interview, here's some Take Aways:
In many situations, we appear to have to make a choice between A or B. Often this decision relates to a fear that is not really visible at the point of making the decision.
Lili-Ann asks us to go deeper and examine the basis of the choice, unearth the fear or underlying issue. Then, think of three different creative solutions between the A and B.
This way you end up with A,B,C, D and E options! Greater understanding, better, more creative solutions and greater outcomes.
See you again next week!