I set up a grant-making organisation, the Child Welfare Fund, in the early 1990s. Over the next 18 years, it was instrumental in changing New York’s child welfare system. I have been in the UK this week speaking to audiences of social workers and academics in London and Edinburgh at the invitation of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) to share some of our lessons.
This is a wonderful example of sensitive observations matched perfectly to provision and practice. This teacher is working under challenging conditions – and finds interesting and illuminating opportunities to extend the children’s knowledge and language – always being mindful of the positive behaviours that are being practised as the children work and play together.