This is crucial in early child development setting because it provides students confidence about themselves, and encourage them to think to make decisions. Each learning area is accessible, arranged, accommodated and equipped with learning materials that promotes children to play. Upon my arrival as children were transitioning from breakfast to the learning centers, the young learners already knew were they wanted to play. According to my host teacher, because the children has been expose to explore and play in all areas throughout the week they come to school ready to learn while enjoying playing. My focus
1. Introduction This discussion focuses on Draw a person (DAP) projective test which is used with a multi-cultural diverse population especially children. It is important to understand and conceptualise the development, history and interpretation of the DAP in order to administer it effectively. This test assess kids and adolescents’ non-verbal intellect and screen for emotional and behavioral disorders. 2.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice, also referred to as DAP, is an approach to teaching that has been studied and proven to be the most optimal and effective way that children learn. Developmentally Appropriate Practice focuses on three main aspects: child development, individually appropriate, and culturally appropriate. It is important for educators to have knowledge of where children should relatively be developmentally, but keep in mind each child is different, and be culturally aware of children’s families’ values to help bridge the gap between home and school. Today’s early childhood classrooms are being pushed in the direction to ensure that children are learning through developmentally appropriate practices, rather than the drill
They also learn to carry out individual and group roles. Teachers take up a very important role in the child’s life as they teach the child specific skills. During this stage, the child’s peer group will have greater significance and becomes a great source of the child’s self esteem. The child feels that he/ she needs to win her peers approval by showing them certain skills or competences and begin to develop a sense of pride in their competences. When we encourage them for their initiative, the children begin to feel industrious and therefore feel confident in their ability to achieve their goals but if the child’s initiative is not encouraged, or if the parents or the teacher restrict it, the child begins to feel inferior and doubts his own abilities and may therefore not reach their potential.
The teaching of language or academic skills in early ages is not something only found in formal types of education, but is also found in child-directed play and interaction with children in early ages is also an important part of education. (Webster-Stratton & Reid, 2010). According to the Seattle Learning Center, Child-directed play is a one-on-one play interaction where the child is helped to direct and lead the play in any way the child desires. While adult directed play or adult-led play is opportunities set up by adults for children to discover. (Pearson Schools and FE Colleges).
Teachers as a professionals have a great responsibility to improve their profession, in order to perform their daily tasks of teaching and learning process. Every professional should have a deeper understanding in the subject he/she taught and pedagogy. Teachers are lifelong learners so; they should keep themselves up-to-date on the major developments affecting their profession. Regarding to the above idea Schultz (2001), explained that our environment is complex, dynamic, and unpredictable due to technology change and related factors. Thus, to handle with this dynamic and unpredictable environment, teachers need to update their knowledge regularly in addition to their pre-service training.
Despite this, an educator is not exempted from building relationships with the people around him. As such, he must have to build strong rapport with his students, with his students’ parents, the school administrators, and his co-workers. This way, he becomes successful in his teaching career. An educator must also be able to shine the light of Christ to the people around him. When he makes Christ as the center of his teaching profession and with how he builds relationship with those he interacts on a daily basis, his ways will surely become prosperous and he will have good success.
In early childhood, the role of the teacher is vital in the learning process and the extent to which learning is fully child-centered by considering the three core dimensions. While children are at center of the learning process, they are happy. Boras (2010) as cited by Bateson (2013, p.51) noted that “if children are happy they are more likely to learn effectively”. This can be accomplished only when the child centered approach is developmentally appropriate. As a holistic teacher, one must develop a keen awareness of each child’s learning needs and choose appropriate, relevant, and purposeful teaching methods to support learning.
Teachers role in child development in middle and high schools A child at this stage is only a few steps ahead of becoming a fully grown individual. Teachers take a role of their friend and guide them in subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry. They direct them about books to refer and use them for practicing. Also teachers teach critical and difficult topics repeatedly to weak students and bring up the best in them .You can note teachers are good counselors; they talk to kids involved in bullying activities and assist them to come out of it. Teachers often give helping hand in learning all indoor and outdoor games by advising kids about balancing sport and studies .