As working with children will not be easy in aspects of planning, teaching etc. it is important that you commit some valuable time to plan your lessons and spend your time wisely with children to help them learn. An example of this is preparing work for children of different abilities as they have different learning methods and some may take more time or require extra support due to learning difficulties etc. It is relevant for an early years practitioner to work well in a team as it is important to acknowledge everybody's contribution which is their right. You should adopt a ‘we’re in this together’ approach.You should also be aware of how to behave within your team and be supportive and co - operative.
Tassoni. P (2007) says that “we need to work as part of a team to provide a quality service for children and their parents”. We also need to work with the parents and show respect towards them and encourage parent’s involvement within the setting. Tassoni says that “early years setting will have a management structure which should clarify practitioner’s responsibilities”. A responsibility practitioners have is to make sure the health of the child is paramount this could be by preventing hazards and carrying out risk assessments and safety checks.
1.1 Different reasons why people communicate. When in early years setting, people communicate for a range of purposes, such as, to give/receive information or instructions, to discuss an issue, to express needs/opinions and to develop their own learning. When those, who provide care for children and young people, communicate, their practice becomes better adapted and communication is vital to work together as a team. According to K.Beith et al “as an early years practitioner, the way you communicate with adults will also affect the quality of care provided for the children” and it is important to communicate effectively to ensure that everyone has clear information and can understand your actions. (Beith.K et al,Pg.2, Level 2 certificate for the Children and young people’s workforce, 2010, Heinemann, Harlow) When I work with children I communicate with children and young people to build relationships, verbal or non-verbal communication may be used to help children and young people feel welcome and valued, and to co-ordinate activities.
Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out It is very important that you take these requirements seriously as they are designed for the well being of both children and adults, and not for the sake of creating more paperwork. Standards that influence your role are: Codes of practice, such as internal policies and procedures of setting Regulations, such as the health and safety at work act, children act 2004 Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work Our own attitudes and beliefs shape us as individuals and make us unique. Our attitudes and beliefs stem from a variety of sources including our own childhood, our prior experiences and the attitudes of those close to us. It is also important to ensure that your own opinions and attitudes do not have an undesired impact on your work. 2.1 explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop Knowledge, skills and practice Reflective practice is an essential skill in helping you to identify if something works well, if it needs changing and what you can do about it.
Although we, as teachers, may use developmentally appropriate practices to teach wellness concepts to the pre-school children in our care, if there is not a follow-through at home it will be hard for the child to continue these habits. Nevertheless, we still need to try to implement these wellness concepts into our everyday teaching with the hopes that they will sink in. Our book tells us, “Children have their own way of learning. Some are visual learners, some are auditory learners, and some learn using a combination of skills and abilities to absorb information.” (Sorte, Daeschel & Amador, 2011, p.38) Knowing this, we have to find appropriate ways to teach all of the children about
Current Issues Summary and Response Matt 12/12/2010 Intro As a future special education teacher one of my jobs will be to keep up-to-date on current issues in the education field and let my parents know about any helpful development on these current issues. It is important for teachers to keep tabs on new developments that could be useful to better their understanding of education as a whole. There are a plethora of current issues involving special education. These issues range from more controversial to less controversial. Some of the more controversial issues are the use of tests to place students into special education, how should we grade students with special needs and how to discipline a student who is in special education.
While it is essential to undertake a personal self assessment to help get over any hurdles which may have been encountered in such situations, often overcoming these obstacles will require external advice and general guidance which will help you achieve the goals in your practice which you are aiming for. It is therefore highly beneficial for you and the pupils you are assisting that you try and set aside time with the teacher you are operating with to undertake any evaluation and discussion about your practice if they have noted anything in particular in a pupil's response which may have been reflected as negative and how to achieve action preventing
Meeting the young person’s needs Most teenagers want reassurance when the dramatic changes of puberty kick in. Being a late or early developer can be tricky and schoolmates can be tactless and competitive. The practitioner can help the child find more productive ways to exercise their skills by encouraging them to debate and voice their opinions on current events or controversial topics. Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 17 Why it is important to track developmental changes Any developmental delays must be addressed quickly so that interventions can be introduced as soon as possible. It is important to keep a close check on a child’s developmental changes for the following reasons: Generally, children need to learn developmental skills in a consecutive order.
In any case, there are things that as a parent you can do to help your children understand and to help cope with certain situations when they witness violence. You may ask them how their day went, what they learned in school that day and what they saw while walking home from school. That is one way to find out what they are experiencing and it will give them the confidence they need to tell you things. It is essential to speak to your children. It is also important to help them understand what to expect.
Clinical Interview Self I. Introduction Teachers are consequential to the students’ future as they help educate children on important topics and skills necessary for their following academic years being the basis for the students’ knowledge and success. What students are taught in school by their teachers will eventually guide them in their future endeavors. A teacher’s main goal is for the students to succeed and master the course material. If a student can successfully complete the necessary assessment with a ‘good’ grade, the teacher assumes it portrays a student’s mastery over a topic.