Without observation, overall planning would simply be based on what we felt was important, fun or interesting (or all three) but it might not necessarily meet the needs of the children and young people in our care. Carrying out regular observations is vital because it ensures that we put the pupils at the centre of our practice. Through observations we can discover if a child or young person has developed new skills, their likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses as well as their understanding of what they are expected to do. Observation helps us assess pupils progress; we can find out about the specific care and learning needs of each child. We can then plan the next steps in children’s
The space is designed with enough patterned tables that children can find their own, private space and complete the activity through self-learning, however, they have also positioned them to face each other to encourage collaboration and with enough room for children to sit beside each other to complete their work. This ensures the space attends to a variety of children’s learning needs. Furthermore, because of the positioning of the patterned tables and the feeling of safety within the space, the children can narrate their learning to their parents, carers or even to new acquaintances. The children can wear the art they have created and show others, the children feel their work is valued which encourages further narrations to others. Another strength of being able to wear their art is it adds to the osmosis of the space, as the children feel connected to the Tahitian society and their traditions.
Teaching assistants must be aware of all statutory frameworks that affect their own delivery of the curriculum, health and safety, child protection and any others aspects of school life whether it be social or academic. A. Equality of opportunity.Classroom assistants have an important role in ensuring pupilsâ€™ equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. Some pupils need additional or different support in order to have equality of opportunity, and classroom assistants are often employed to provide this for individuals or small groups of pupils. Sometimes, working under the direction of the teacher, classroom assistants will work with the whole class in order to free up the teacher to work with individual pupils who need special attention.
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
Education is not an individual feat, however. Parents play a large role in their children’s education, and children must dutifully recognize their filial obligations and pay due respect to their elders. This is a culture that values introversion. Asians tend to be better students because they exercise quiet persistence, in which they detach themselves from
Educators are observers and designers who have to observe children’s abilities, interests and learning styles for designing a curriculum that fulfill everyone’s needs. Observers also play an important role on noticing individual differences and offering help to children who have lower ability to improve
As Educators respecting a child’s culture is very important to us, firstly it is a way to build a child’s sense of belonging. When culture is valued child will feel more secure and develop sense of belonging to the centre and the community. It’s very essential to gain a child’s trust and show understanding and respect for his/ her cultural background because that is where they come from and it’s not going to change. Secondly including their culture will make a child feel belonged and he/ she can then make more social interactions with other child and respecting their colour, language and cultural background because everyone is not the same. If we educators show that children have a sense of belonging, children will feel more confident and build more safe relationship with everyone.
Today there is a different approach to disabilities and most settings look at different ways in which they can help with learning and development and to give children as many opportunities as possible. It is important not to stereotype a child with a disability, as this can lead to low self-esteem, for example a child with specific learning needs might be expected to do poorly in all subjects at school not just the ones affected by the learning need and this is not always the case. Since I have worked in our setting I have been introduced to quite a few children which have different types of disabilities. We aim to make sure that each individual is treated the same and included in all activities by adapting the activity to the child's individual
Early intervention can act as a stepping stone to preschool, where some children are put on IEPs and others are not. Teachers should make every effort to implement certain early intervention strategies, such as recognizing each family’s unique contributions to their child’s education, to create the best possible classroom environment. Lastly, a family’s positive outlook can be maintained through early intervention when they are fully aware of the importance of their partnership with early intervention providers as well as meaningful to the family as a cohesive unit. Early intervention providers have the power to make a difference in a family’s life and should not be taken lightly by all parties involved in the early intervention
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
• What are the strengths of this assessment tool? This assessment allows for a more individualized approach to planning for specific children, while providing support to all. Using observation and anecdotal assessments provides multiple opportunities to view children learning and provides a more realistic view of their learning than an assessment, which only allows for right or wrong answers. • What are the weaknesses of this assessment tool? It is critical that observations be free of bias and objective, a skill that needs to be developed and can be a challenge for some teachers.
Free range parenting is the best and most effective way to raise children in the current society. Free range parenting allows for children to discover the world around them. This method allows for children to become more independent and self confident without the constant supervision of parents. Giving the necessary freedom to the children makes them become stronger individuals as they grow up. Free range parenting does not translate to “hands off’ parenting or abusive/neglecting parents.
Family involvement was also found to be imperative to strengthening the skills of young children. The main focus of the findings center around the support a family of young students must have for the student to be successful. The more involvement an intervention method has with families, the more successful the outcome for young children. Early childhood classrooms which utilize an RTI model for intervention, “have the potential to optimize learning opportunities for all children” (Lieberman-Betz, Vail, & Chai, 2013, p. 65). These models also allow for greater inclusion of young children with special needs into preschool classrooms.
As a result, this would help disabled children to build up independence by allowing them to do things for themselves. Assistive technology can help children by developing communication skills in activities. Desideri(2013) stated that “The Center for Assistive Technology gives direct support to the child, his family and school staff consisting of training the child and his caregivers to use Assistive technology solution”(163). Assistive technology helps disabled children by assisting them with special devices that help them read, write, speak. Also, families and teachers are trained in order to help disabled