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The Ultimate Guide to Sustained Shared Thinking

My new online course on Sustained Shared Thinking is now available. You can get it at a special price here…
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I’m currently getting a lot of interest around Sustained Shared Thinking, which is very encouraging as I am a massive fan of this proven method of quality practice.

This guide will consider the what, why, how, when, where and who of Sustained Shared Thinking.

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The New SSTEW Scale

The new SSTEW – Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Well-being Scale for 2-5 year olds

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by Iram Siraj, Denise Kingston & Edward Melhuish

I was very excited to see that there was to be a quality assessment tool for Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Well-being (SSTEW). As I’m sure you know, I’m a massive fan of Sustained Shared Thinking, and its benefits, but measuring the quality of Sustained Shared Thinking is massively difficult.

How can you really analyse the quality of interactions, which may only be a few minutes long?

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Men In Childcare Podcast

Men In Childcare: Interview With Adam Bodek

Adam BAdam Bodek has just completed his BA (Hons) with QTS primary education course at the University of Greenwich.

He first became interested in early years education when he undertook an Access to Higher Education course in Education Studies at Brighton and Hove City college. He says “I love outdoor learning, I believe children from nursery age upto college age need to spend more time learning outside!

Here Adam discusses his experiences of University, placements and his plans for the future.

Post Script: I am delighted to tell you that since this podcast was recorded, Adam has achieved a 2:1 in his degree. Congratulations Adam!

And I would firmly recommend his Twitter at: @mrbdk702

This is the fourth podcast in my series of podcasts on Men in Early Years Childcare. You can subscribe to get the podcasts automatically on iTunes by clicking here:

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If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a review on iTunes too – it helps to promote the podcast and get it to reach a wider audience.

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The Trouble with Play. A Thought Provoking Book

The Trouble with Play by Susan Grieshaber and Felicity McArdle. Open University Press (2010)

This book will challenge any preconceptions about the innocence and universal benefit of play. It is based on naturalistic observations of children, where researchers do not interrupt or disturb the play, so the ‘real’ situation can be witnessed.The result is a number of fascinating, and sometimes disturbing, vignettes of play behaviour.

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