They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences. The motivational psychology researchers discovered several useful approaches and practices that can be implemented in the classroom for effective learning to take place (Miller, 2012). Teachers are using differentiation to support teaching and learning. Differentiation can vary in pace, activities, resources, teaching and learning styles in an attempt to best meet the needs of individual student. Various teaching strategies such as cooperative learning, active learning, role play and games and pedagogic tools are being integrated in educational theories in meaningful and useful ways to encourage task or learning achievements.
are natural assessors of their own progress and achievements . adults can enrich and extend children’s experiences thought assessments by identifying learning and development , feeding information back to children celebrating their progress and achievements with them and adapting practice and planning for further learning , in this way assessment helps the adult create portraits of children which show the richness of their learning and development . Professional learning communities together requires that partners at all levels of the education system create the conditions that engage all students in the best possible opportunities to learn and to maximize their
Students who are allowed to explore, empathize, question, hypothesize, conceptualize, experiment, and evaluate throughout their own learning become productive community members" (Hummell 5). Allowing children to learn to think critically helps them to solve problems and have a logical argument about something they believe is true. Applying critical thinking into schools gives a child a chance to make a difference. Also, Elizabeth McKinstry agrees with Hummell in challenging the next generation to think for themselves. McKinstry writes about how Common Core education helps children become more interactive in the world and teaches them how to apply the knowledge they have learned in life.
Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) is important to understand prior to implementing creative activities in your classroom because from the reading I liked a few points on how young children develop and learn and what is known about effective early education. First, knowing what is expected at each stage of a young child 's development is important, and it informs decisions about the best practices. Another key factor is knowing exactly what is appropriate for each individual child. Watching children play can give important insight to their progress and ability. The NAEYC also strongly recommends basing decisions about what is developmentally appropriate on a child 's cultural and family background.
Then the third assumption follows closely on new content and can be presented through learning tasks (Vella pp 2-5). In the assumption of learning theory we are making assumptions about learning from different perspectives. From an educator’s perspective, we have made assumptions about the needs and readiness of learners, and assumed that there are best teaching and learning strategies for particular learners under particular learning context. Experiments and research have been conducted to validate the findings. From a learner’s perspective, the learners have assumed that they would be able to achieve the learning goals based on certain learning strategies, that suit their particular learning styles, and under
I think there are many reasons the teachers should understand the Development Appropriate Practices prior to implementing creative activities to young children in the classroom. A teacher’s role in the Developmentally Appropriate classroom is to create an environment that promotes learning. Also, they are a facilitator and enabler. According to Kostelnik (1992), "...developmentally appropriate classrooms are active ones in which both teachers and students learn from one another." From that view, the teacher must understand the three core components of DAP and what Development Appropriate Practice means so she/he can apply it in the classroom.
Lesson plans often incorporate activities which are fun and interesting but linked to the learning objective, therefore hooking the children’s imagination so they become motivated to take part. Ultimately we are trying to motivate children so they remain engaged, focused and on task so they complete activities and achieve the desired learning outcome. Young people and children are
Protective factors at school can be things such as having a teacher who shows a lot of care and compassion for a child success. It can also be things like helping the child build a high- expectations and sense of achievement for themselves, and helping children see where their skills are. Also a good way for teachers and school systems to incorporate protective factors for an individual would be to give them opportunities to strive, and get more involved in the educational system (Benard, n.d., p. 2-3). Lastly, these external protective factors
Piaget and Maslow: Teaching the whole child Exceptional educators keep their fingers on the pulse of what their students need, in order to teach them effectively. Examining Piaget and Maslow’s theories, and applying them to the classroom will facilitate achieving this goal. Considering Piaget’s focus on development, and Maslow’s prioritization of human needs, one can integrate these ideas into classrooms and lesson plans that are optimized for student success. Piaget’s theory of cognitive development Piaget asserts, children are born with inherited scripts, called schema, these schema are building blocks for cognitive development. As a child grows, he acquires more of these building blocks; moreover, these building blocks become more complex as the child progresses through different stages in development (Huitt, Hummel 2003).
The author also believes that solutions are needed to address concerns such as wages and public recognition of caregivers as it is a contribution to the lives of young children and society. The article then goes on to talk about specialized knowledge of children’s development, partnerships with families, and the Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics is the guidelines that are used by professionals in childcare and education. This is a valuable source for Early Childhood Educators to gain needed knowledge of professionalism. All of these are things that need to be a part of a caregivers care and their professional knowledge.
This demonstrates my understanding of effective learning though appropriate instructional strategies because is displays how I implemented a variety of materials and technological resources to support my instructional strategies and reinforce student learning. It also conveys my ability to assess student’s through both formal (activity sheet) and informal (thumbs up) assessment techniques. These techniques help me evaluate the student’s strengths/weaknesses and the effectiveness of my instructional strategies. This particular skill outcome is important to early childhood education because implementing instructional strategies that reach the diversity of our students is going to promote overall student success. We, as early childhood educators, have to use a variety of strategies to discover more about the student’s developmental process and adjust our instruction in a way that will promote students to become self-directed