I don’t really relate the pedagogy to the pandemic - the pandemic has infused every aspect of life now and...our pedagogist has been absolutely incredible in her program and her supports and versatility at continuing to engage with us despite the pandemic restrictions.
It is a great experience to have a pedagogist with us during this pandemic. We feel like we have somebody there with us even though, through virtual meetings, we still feel that whenever we need support, [our pedagogist] is there.
Physical distancing has not made such a huge impact. We appreciate [our pedagogist's] prompt responses and the effort and attention that she spends with us. Even through the pandemic, we can still learn and think together. We still miss in-person visits and we wish that one day, when the pandemic is over, [our pedagogist] will be able to visit our centre.
Working with our pedagogist...is in my opinion an essential part of the work we do at the Children's Center. [Our pedagogist's] thoughtful, insightful and intentional guidance and provocation helps to inform and enrich our curriculum. [She] approaches her work with educators from a place of partnership and learning alongside one another.
The pandemic has presented many challenges with the barriers it imposes and the physical distance that it puts between us. We have tried to make commitments to be creative in this work with [our pedagogist] by virtual meetings and email or distanced conversations. We are very much looking forward to when [she] can join us in the Children's Center again.
It is quite hard to meet during this pandemic times which is a struggle as relationships and connections are now usually virtual... .However, still being connected with a pedagogist makes a difference.
[Our pedagogist is]...evoking new perspectives and assisting with looking at deepening the early childhood education within our centre.
I think it helps to stay focused on the important pieces of ECE as the pandemic can easily distract from the educational tasks due to all the other cleaning and sanitizing components added to the workload.
[Our pedagogist] is working with us to understand the BC ELF and different ways to think about certain areas of our practice.
Our pedagogist has been challenging me to think differently about the ways we collaborate and create curriculum. I have been working through concepts of connectivity, collaboration, and context. Our work with the pedagogist has generated deeper thought on these concepts and a reworking of the way I practice.
The individual is no longer at the forefront of my practice; rather I seek out opportunities for collaborative work. Our pedagogist has helped us examine the intention behind much of our work.
As an educator who works on [the] floor full time [I] often find it difficult to search for articles or perspectives about the field or current project, but having meetings with [our] pedagogist offers supporting documents and perspectives to deepen my knowledge and make children’s experience richer.