It makes them feel like you understand them better. I think this is great because children should always feel comfortable in the classroom to share anything with you. Home visits really help you see the children in a whole different view and makes you understand them, not only as a student better, but as a person. I would recommend doing home visits with children, as long as safety is not an issue, to any future teacher or teacher in the classroom
The teachers will observe the children during free play and during assigned activities so that they can make valid notations and observations about the cognitive development of the child. Reviewers will see the teachers engaged in conversation with the children about the tasks at hand as well as seeing the teacher observing the children engaged in activities with each other. There will be files kept on each child of their progress and on what they will receive extra help on. The folder will also include small observations like if the child shared with another student without being told to do so, or if the student assists another student willingly, all of this information will be available for the parents and
Creative Curriculum Foundation Diane Trister Dodge a preschool educator in 1979 introduce to the world The Creative Curriculum, she believed that the approach provided teachers with the support of making their goals co-inside in the classroom, by having appropriate developmentally practice and learning that is active for children that’s geared towards social competence. The curriculum holds a balance, teacher-directed and child-initiated learning which response to the learning styles of children and emphasizing on their strengths and interests. Dodge believed that the roles of families are valuable to the learning process. A bridge between home and school are valuable because it builds the foundation for how the child will learn and acquire information. Teachers who truly value the family’s role in a child’s education, and recognize how much they can accomplish by working with families, can build a true partnership (Dodge, Colker, and Heroman, 2002, pg.
I create a loving and trusting environment by being warm and responsive to their needs. I use a gentle touch and a soft voice as I redirect them. My co-teacher and I work together on their individual and routine schedules, such as napping, eating and diapering. I talk with the parents about their thoughts on childrearing and try to use the ones that are appropriate for our classroom. I strive to organize my classroom environment and schedule to prevent problems.
TDA 3.4: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour 1. Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour. 1.1 Summarise the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour. The policies and procedures relevant in my school are written in the prospectus which is available for every adult and child in the school to read. They ensure that all the children in the school understand clearly how they are expected to behave in a kind and considerate manner and also encourage them to learn in a positive environment.
TDA 2.3: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults. 1 Know how to interact with and respond to children and young people. 1.1 Describe how to establish respectful, professional relationships with children and young people. When working within a classroom the children they are taught to call you Miss, Mrs or Mr and your surname so they understand who is in charge and it also shows respect for authority. You need to speak to the children in a way in which they understand for the age range you are working with to explain what they need to do.
Many environmentalist-influenced educators and parents believe that young children learn best by role activities, such as reciting the alphabet over and over, copying letters, and tracing numbers. This viewpoint is evident in the classrooms where young children are expected to sit at tables and listen attentively to their
Children tend to role play themselves through play playing schools and playing the role of teachers, playing mums and dads, etc so this proves that the way in which adults behave has a strong impact on how children look up to adults as role models. Having strong role models gives children security throughout their life. Teachers as role models help the child learn about rules,
I observed and used various types of pupil grouping across the different curriculum areas taught. This aimed to help with differentiation and helped to provide effective learning experiences for all children within my class. At the start of my placement I strongly agreed with ability grouping, this is because type of grouping I remember experiencing at school myself. Therefore, I took this experience into my placement school and also put children in ability groups for most subjects. However, upon reflection I believe some of my practice may have excluded some children from opportunities which may have further developed their learning.
Standardized Testing is good for the children. The test is good for the children because it shows where the kids are at with their grade level if they are average, over average, or under average. Standardized Testing is good and should stay in the schools because of these three reasons, accountability, informatial, and how the test is good. ( NCLB source 2 pg. 4) First, Accountability is good for schools because it shows if the kids and the teachers are showing up to school, teaching, and learning.