Wendy Mason

Wendy has been a teacher in early childhood settings, TAFE and Primary schools for over 30 years. She is currently the Kindergarten Director at Mount Evelyn Christian School in Melbourne.

Wendy is passionate about developing resilience, social skills, and building a strong sense of wonder and curiosity about God’s world. She loves connecting children with nature and inspiring sustainability practices. She values the uniqueness of childhood and encourages hands on learning through exploration, discovery and play.

Wendy has recently co-authored a series of picture story books on the fruits of the spirit. These books teach social skills and resilience.

Description

Re-imagining Practices in the Early Years

In this session Wendy uses the biblical mystery of The Shannah, a Hebrew word with a double meaning – repeat and change, as a catalyst to re-imagine our practices in the Early Years.

This session is designed to inspire participants to create space for the important things to rise to the surface. Through questions and provocations, we will journey together to identify and re-imagine topics such as sustainability, creating spaces for beauty and wonder, child-led learning and philosophy, and collaboration with colleagues in Biblical perspectives. This will be a collaborative and practical session, suitable for educators in Preschool and the Early Years of primary school.