All posts by Sarah Louise Gandolfo

Sarah Louise is a Melbourne based early childhood teacher, mum of two, and forever learner. Having worked in the ECEC sector for 20 years, Sarah Louise is now employed by Semann & Slattery as an Associate, Professional Learning. Her day-to-day work involves coaching, mentoring, and supporting early childhood educators and professional across Victoria in high quality leadership and pedagogy. She brings to her work a strengths-based approach that values and encourages a kind and courageous approach to leadership.

Mythbusting professional love

Professional love, also known in the academic literature as teacherly love or pedagogical love, is a wonderful addition to any early childhood education and care profession, particularly where infants and toddlers are present. Defined by Page (2018) as “a term to comprehend the reciprocal pedagogic relationship which develops in positive interactions between primary caregiver, child […]

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