Elise is a huge advocate for giving children a voice in things that directly affect them. She has a passion for play-based learning and uses a strength-based approach with coaching and mentoring.
she gets the best out of educators by recognising their individual strengths and making sure they can be incorporated within their practice.
Elise is the person you want in your corner! She recognises and empathises the challenging (and wonderful) job that educators have, having worked in services previously.
Elise joined Phoenix Support for educators in 2016 bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in education and care. In fact, Elise has taught over 21 units in The Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary and Masters of Early Childhood and Masters of Education.
In addition to her coaching and mentoring with Phoenix support for educators Elise is a collective mentor to student
in the graduate program at the University of Melbourne.
She is also a PhD candidate, and her studies explore scholarly Habitus in children's lifeworld's by exploring high stakes testing and educational capital.
All her workshops are theory-based, as Elise heavily researches the literature to provide as much current and peer-reviewed information as possible.
Elise currently delivers a number of courses and workshops including t he Holistic Infant and Toddler Development series , the Fostering Children’s Wellbeing s eries , the Protecting Children’s Rights educator training bundle , the Educators' T oolkit for B ehaviour workshop , and the Documenting to D iscover workshop .
She loves developing content-specific information for individual services to meet their needs.