Competency Statement: Cognitive Differences In Early Childhood Education

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Competency 1 As a teacher, I understand this competency to mean that I must be aware of human development processes, and use this information to plan instruction and continue valuation that will inspire students and cater to their individual developmental and needs. I will need to know normal stages of cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development from early childhood through the completion of twelfth-grade. Being a teacher, I will need to identify developmental differences that characterize students and consider developmental variation for instructional planning, along with effective learning experiences and assessments. I must understand how physical changes, along with social and emotional changes can disturb a student’s progress…show more content…
I will use knowledge of cognitive changes to plan proper instruction and assessment which endorse learning and development. I will know that growth in any one domain will influence development in other domains. My training will allow me to see signs of developmental delays or impairments in students in early childhood through fourth-grade. I need to know the stages of play development and its role in young children’s learning and development. I will use this knowledge to develop meaningful, integrated, and active learning and play experiences to develop the whole child for students in early childhood through fourth grade. I will have a philosophy of high academic expectations, fairness in the learning community and developmental responsiveness, generated by positive and productive learning environments. The importance of helping students in early childhood through twelfth-grade apply life skills is something I must know. I need to be aware of the rationale for proper middle-level education and how middle-level schools are organized to address the characteristics and requirements of young adolescent students. I will be able to see the typical challenges that students will face during later childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, and be able to help them

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