Requirements :spa format 12 font double space ,cover page . Please answer questions according to the childcare rule law website listed below. Read thoroughly and answer with knowledgeable information that teachers do in a classroom please use resources and read them for correct info!!!
This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of the assigned resources for this week. To view this week’s media resources, please use the streaming media player below.
- Course Text: Marion, M. (2015). Guidance of young children (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
- Chapter 3, “Understanding Child Development” (pp. 71-84)
- Chapter 4, “Supportive Physical Environments: Indirect Guidance” (pp. 79-110)
- Chapter 10,”Aggression and Bullying in Young Children” (pp. 266-288)
- Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (n.d.). Developing a positive classroom climate [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 24 minutes.
Week 3, creating positive environments and the ways adults and environments can promote healthy social-emotional development and positive behavior for preschool-age children.
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- Article: “Improving Preschool Classroom Processes: Preliminary Findings from a Randomized Trial Implemented in Head Start Settings”
- Paper Excerpt: “Child Care Social Climate”
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- Article: “What are Pro social Skills?” by Kelly Differ
- Article: “Fostering Pro social Behavior in Young Children” by Kathy Presser
Application: Understanding Positive Classroom Climates
For your Application Assignment this week, you have a choice of observing preschool-age children in an early childhood setting or interviewing a preschool teacher in person or by telephone. Your purpose is to increase your understanding of the influence of classroom climate and teacher’s guidance of children in fostering pro social skills.
It is preferable that you work with a preschool that has been accredited by MYCENAE. To locate MYCENAE-accredited programs in your area, click on the link below:
To complete this Application Assignment:
- Click on the links below to review both assignments:
- Choose the assignment that interests you most or that your schedule permits you to complete this week. Remember, your interview can be in person or on the telephone.
To complete your assignment, follow the steps on the assignment sheet above that you have selected.
YOU WILL do ASSIGNMENT FOR teacher Interview Not Observation!!!!!
Interviewing a Preschool Teacher on Positive Classroom Climate
This Application Assignment entails interviewing a preschool teacher in person or on the telephone in order to learn about the teacher’s philosophy and methods for creating a positive classroom climate, and for helping children develop pro social skills/behaviors. Use the guidelines below to help you plan, conduct, and reflect on the interview.
Note: It is preferable that you work with a preschool that has been accredited by MYCENAE. To locate MYCENAE-accredited programs in your area, click on the link below:
Set up a time to interview a preschool teacher about classroom design, climate, adult interactions, and child interactions that foster and teach pro social skills and behaviors.
Explain that you will need about 30–45 minutes of his/her time, and agree on a date and time.
Confirm your appointment
If possible, tape record the interview. Be sure to inform the person and obtain permission. Test your recorder in advance to be sure it works.
Review the readings and video program from this week.
Use the Guiding Questions (below). You may need to ask additional questions to better understand a point.
Keep in mind the following guidelines:
This is one person’s experience and perspective.
Be respectful of the person’s time and thank the teacher for his/her cooperation.
This interview experience is a chance for you to learn. Your role is not to criticize or offer advice.
Considering what you have learned in your coursework, summarize the following:
Strengths of this teacher’s classroom design and climate, interactions with children, and interactions between children in his/her group
Insights that you gained about designing a positive environment, fostering a positive classroom climate, and teaching and guiding young children
Suggestions that you would make to the teacher with regard to classroom design, creating a positive classroom climate, and fostering positive guidance and pro social behaviors/skills.
A summary of the interview
A summary of your reflection
Note: Do not use the last name of the teacher you interviewed and change the names of any children and families mentioned to be respectful of their privacy. Also, do not submit the Guiding Questions sheet as part of this Application.
Assignment length: Approximately 2 page
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Use the following questions to guide the interview and learn what is important to the teacher in guiding young children and fostering/teaching pro social behaviors and skills in the areas below.
How do you set up your classroom to create a positive environment that fosters children’s social-emotional development, compassion, and pro social behaviors and skills such as sharing, helping, and cooperating?
As an early childhood teacher, what are your goals for your children related to social-emotional development and pro social behavior? How do you strive to meet these goals?
As an early childhood teacher, what is your role in helping children develop pro social skills such as sharing, helping, and cooperating?
What specific rules or methods do you use to guide children and to help children learn to share, help, and cooperate?
Please share a few examples of misbehavior, aggressive behavior, and/or conflicts between children and/or between children and adults. How did you and/or other adults in your classroom respond?
What have you learned from your experience as a preschool teacher about ways to foster healthy social emotional development, guide children, and promote pro social skills?
Please share some examples of what you have learned about preschool children and their interactions with regard to pro social behaviors/skills.
Please share some examples that illustrate preschool children growing in their abilities to understand and use pro social skills/behaviors.
What have you learned or what advice do you have for a student of child development with regard to guiding preschool children’s behavior and fostering pro social.