I will listen to what suggestions parents can make to help improve the classroom and make it a better learning environment. Philosophy: I am going to gather up students and parents and allow them to give me advice on how to improve the classroom. I am going to arrange the classroom so it is open and inviting. It will be a well-developed learning environment. Where I can teach the children how to read, write, and focus on what the need the most and not repeating what they already know.
The constructivist approach to early childhood education offers children the opportunity to construct knowledge through daily experiences and encounters with parents, teachers, peers, events, and objects in the world. Children develop theories, negotiate learning, and merge thoughts together, thereby building knowledge and understanding. It is the right of all children to be part of a school community that respects them as competent individuals who are viewed as contributors to the process of learning. The educators of Reggio Emilia show us the possibilities of what can happen when we trust and respect the capabilities of children. We believe that the Reggio Approach is successful because of its powerful image and deep respect for the culture of childhood, and for its strong belief that children, teachers, and parents all work together in the process of building knowledge.
Effective practice: Observation, Assessment and Planning Key messages Observation,assessmentandplanningallsupportchildren’sdevelopmentandlearning.Planning startswithobservingchildreninordertounderstandandconsidertheircurrentinterests,development andlearning. Observation Observationdescribestheprocessofwatchingthechildreninourcare,listeningtothemandtaking noteofwhatweseeandhear. Assessment Weassesschildren’sprogressbyanalysingourobservationsanddecidingwhattheytellus.Wealso needtofindoutaboutchildren’scareandlearningneedsfromtheirparentsandfromthesewecan identifythechildren’srequirements,interests,currentdevelopmentandlearning. Planning Weplanforthenextstepsinchildren’sdevelopmentandlearning.Muchofthisneedstobedone
Showing children’s work to others is important for children’s self-esteem so they can see what they have achieved and it also can improve children’s motivation in the future. The actual environment has a large impact on a child’s learning. Children, who feel more engaged in their classrooms, will most likely be more receptive. It can encourage children to interact more with their environment. Teachers should praise effort as well as perfect work.
He believes that children observe adults and other children for the correct way to communicate and repeat the actions they have seen until they get it right. We support this at nursery by speaking clearly and simply and nodding or praising a child for getting a word, sentence or request correct. This is to encourage them to use the correct terms when they wish to communicate. The theorist whose theory is intellectual development is Lev Vygotsky. His theory is that children learn new skills by being guided by cares and parents.
These strategies include, communicating with parents, arranging of the classroom environment, building positive relationship with students and implementing rules and routines. In order to prevent challenging behaviors, an educator must document and observe children’s behavior. Educators should communicate rules, consequences and incentives to the parents. Sending home notes, making phone calls, preparing articles in the newsletter could be some of the ways educator can communicate a child’s behavior to the parents. Regular feedback regarding a child’s behavior is also important to keep the parents aware.
Communicating with a parent you need to be very direct, professional, friendly, address them how they like to be addressed and also remember the name of their child. The different skills required by practitioners: • Being an effective member of a team is important so we can all work together to support the children’s needs and development and to get along with each other to create a positive environment for the young children. This can produce a result where children are happy and feel safe in there school and feel confident to talk to their teachers. • Always be prepared to listen to whatever the young children want to speak to you about, maybe something they did with their friends or a more serious important issue they might say, always be prepared to listen, never walk away from a child communicating with you. • Polite manners is a good skill to have because children pick up on anything you might say and repeat it and learn it if it’s an unkind gesture or not saying please and thank you.
It is crucial for children to explore themselves, for them to find out who they are and what their likes and dislikes are. The activities in our program range from reading time to crafts to exploration. We believe arts and crafts are a wonderful way for children to do some self-exploration. Reading time is when the children gather around on a carpet while the teacher reads and acts out the story. While reading, the teacher does interact with the children.
1.2 Relationship building is important when working with children and young people. The way this is done is by being a positive role model. The young person must feel comfortable when I am helping/supporting the young person with work. When working with children I have to make sure that when working with then that I use easy to understand words. Towards children I must show a caring approach and listen to them when they are asking me question and make eye contact so they know that I am listening to them.
By doing this you are creating a good example for pupils who will therefore learn from you on how to communicate positively with others. When communicating successfully with parents and staff you are then more likely to work as a team to ensure that pupils will be able to gain maximum benefit from learning, which is the ultimate goal as a teaching assistant. 1.2) Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults. In order to build good relationships with others it is important to have a warm, friendly and caring attitude to others. Others need to feel relaxed and comfortable in your company and feel as if they can bring up any concerns they have.