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  1. Interesting provocation when placing the concept of 'rules' in the Early Childhood context.  Many of us as teachers in this sector,  feel uncomforatble with the concept of Rules.  And all that this may infer for us.   However when I think about the level of negotiation that occures, often naturally as boys interact together,  working out the 'rules' that supports their play/interactions with one another, rules are obviously a very important tool to chn play.  Interesting to hear what you think
    Rule no 6.Follow the leader. Nothing is a mistake. There is no win and no fail. There is only make.

  2.' Stephen Lowe says:

    I love these rules, and have reflected on them at some length. If I were to pick just one it would be, "The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something." I mean, you have to goof off too, and you have to let the steam down… but keep coming back to the work.

  3.' Janelle Riki says:

    I really like these however I was left feeling like something was missing "I feel like I need something more…".  I wanted to add stuff like 'be passionate, challenge the status quo, love stuff and share it, be a humble but excited learner, teach others what you are good at and lastly…. work to live and try not to live to work!

  4. Found this 'food for thought' and really liked the link to 'brain pickings' above – thanks for including. Sometimes we think we are so innovative today but great to sometimes stop and consider the innovative thought of educators of the past  –  love the last 'rule' 'We are breaking all the rules, even our own rules and how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for “x” qualities'. The other day I heard the story of toddler rule breaker who when faced with the challenge of masking tape on the floor that divided a room into two areas – one for children and one for adults  – he pulled up the masking tape – yay!

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