If a child or young person alleges harm or abuse, it is important to be aware of the school procedures to be followed for reporting concerns about that particular child. Teacher should also know how to respond if a child discloses anything serious to them. • Listen carefully- If a child talks to me about a concern, or if the child tells me about their abuse I will listen carefully and compassionately to what they tell me. • Stay Calm-It is important to stay calm and not show any extreme reaction to what the child is saying.
It is important that the actions a practitioner does is seen as fair and making the children understand why something which seems unfair is in fact fair is a vital part of the child’s development. Example, In my class, we ensure that the children are aware of the golden rules and the rewards available, ranging from stickers to golden stars awarded by the teacher. We are also clear about what happens if the rules are broken which range from moving them down from the reward and if more serious consequences like sending them to the teachers. To be fair the practitioner needs to listen to what the child has to say before jumping into the conclusions or allotting the
3.3 Explain ways in which children with additional needs can participate fully in play and learning activities Children who have additional needs or disabilities may fully participate in play and learning activities. This is done by ensuring they have an adapted environment and well thought activity which means they can participate just as well as others. To plan an activity which ensures they can participate you need to have a good understand of what the child with additional needs or a disability is able to do and carry out. 4.1 Explain how to plan a play based approach to learning for early years children You can plan for a play based approach to learning by looking at the various children and where they are at with their development.
3 Explain the main differences between communicating with adults and communicating with children and young people There are differences when communicating with children, as opposed to adults, but we must always remember that we are all individuals. Effective communication involves children being able to understand the language needed to: understand concepts; participate in problem solving and develop ideas and opinions. We need to be able to use language effectively in order to encourage and extend thinking and learning. When communicating with children we need to be clear so they understand what is expected of them, keeping it short and to the point, so they don’t lose interest or concentration.
However, there needs to be a line drawn so that we are not too over protective whilst children are playing. By allowing supervised play, we can allow children to have the opportunities to learn out risks, and to later risk assess situations for themselves, all the while being in a safe environment. By allowing children to take risks, which they are very inclined to do due to their curiosity, they can learn for themselves, that, for example, running could result in them hurting themselves and also others. This can help children understand how to proceed in situations which might not be safe, but to do so in a safe manner. This is supported by Pether A, https://www.designsforeducation.co.uk published June 2015, (accessed 30/01/2018), states that "This unstructured style encourages a child’s natural curiosity".
What are the benefits of actively promoting positive aspects of behaviour? Promoting positive bahaviour is very important for children. When they know that they have behaved correctly and are rewarded for this, they are happier and enjoy the recognition. Positive behaviour promotes rewards and praise, thus the pupils will want to do well and receive more encouragement and approval. This helps with self esteem and motivation.
However, it is just as important to recognise and reward positive behaviour by those children who always behave well. By emphasising positive behaviour in the classroom and explaining why, e.g. “look at child X, who is listening well, as they always do”, we are encouraging this behaviour, as we recognise and praise the child for behaving well. This can then improve the behaviour of other children as it is promoting a positive role
I model appropriate behaviors, establish routines and simple rules in the classroom, speak positively with the children, understand that children may not be ready to share, and they need to explore and experiment with control and saying ‘no’. I realize that all children may show challenging behaviors – they are learning to control their bodies, and to control their emotions. I feel the most important aspect of positive guidance for challenging behavior is to build strong relationships with the children. These relationships allow me to know exactly what each child needs in terms of developing their social, emotional, and problem-solving skills, their self-regulation, and their
This helped me a lot while I was involved in working with the children in the special needs school. Working within this environment has helped me gain a lot of confidence in myself this is because, it has proved to me that I can
Work with children Throughout my high school and college years, I have had several experiences with children that have all played a part in shaping my love for working with children. During high school, I spent two summers nannying for two young school aged children. Working with these siblings really made me realize how much fun I have working with children and watching them grow. Once I came to college, I started another babysitting job working with two four year old twin girls.
I learn that it is most important to focus on children when in the classroom. I relax in my work by clean up in this class. Always be available to support children and maintain an overview of what is happening throughout the program. I’m aware that I can’t leave children unsupervised and can be somewhere that have one of the teacher staff can supervise me and the group. I show initiative to assist the teacher and children during activities or transitions.
Whether you’re applying positive punishment and removing negative reinforcement, these two methods do not last very long and don’t benefit the child in any way. Behavior has consequences and consequences influence behavior. This is a voluntary response strengthened by positive reinforcement to increase and strengthen behavior. This type of response is more likely to happen. If you want the right thing to happen, reward it with positive measures.
The textbook for this course, Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers, is based on ten principles for child care that are outlined by researcher Magda Gerber in the 1970’s. The ten principles are based on a philosophy of respect. In addition to the ten principles, a caregiver should know the “Three-R’s” for interaction. The Three R’s are respectful, responsive and reciprocal.
1. In the summer of 2017, I volunteered once a week for 6-8 weeks with an organization called The First Tee, which works with youth to teach them life skills via the game of golf. Starting as young as 5-6 years old, the participants learn to play golf and develop their skills in the sport, but a large aspect of the organization’s mission is to teach children life skills such as integrity, honesty, and responsibility. Through golf they learn to be courteous to those around them and to always act with integrity as well.