ech523 | Graduate
Maintaining An Effective Learning Climate
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Today’s Early Childhood Classroom
- Analyze factors that influence discipline issues within the early childhood learning environment.
- Describe the relationship of family, culture, and society on early childhood classroom management.
- Identify teacher skills that facilitate developmentally effective classroom management.
- Analyze the guiding principles of a proactive management plan within the early childhood setting.
Models of Classroom Discipline in the Early Childhood Setting
- Analyze the relationship between expectations and behaviors for children from birth to age eight.
- Examine selected models of developmentally appropriate discipline.
- Identify the use of consequences and redirection in the early childhood setting.
Building Student Rapport in the Early Childhood Setting
- Examine the importance of mutual respect in the early childhood setting.
- Demonstrate communication skills that support children in solving problems and making effective choices.
Establishing Expectations and Procedures in the Early Childhood Learning Environment
- Analyze methods of creating classroom expectations and procedures for early childhood environments.
- Identify examples of teaching rules and procedures in the early childhood setting.
- Identify the need for establishing standards of developmentally appropriate behavior.
Enhancing Student Motivation to Learn in Early Childhood
- Identify teacher behaviors that promote young children’s motivation to learn.
- Describe developmentally effective characteristics of a physical environment that engages all children.
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of early childhood learning environments.
- Examine developmentally effective methods for engaging young children in the learning process.
- Discuss strategies to enhance student responsibility and social development within the early childhood setting.
Working With Family
- Describe strategies to encourage cooperation and communication between parents or caregivers and teachers within the early childhood population.
- Develop an outline for a parent orientation meeting in an early childhood setting.
Minimizing Off-Task Behavior in the Early Childhood Population
- Identify disruptive and nondisruptive behaviors of an early childhood student.
- Compare and contrast disruptive and nondisruptive behaviors of children from birth to age eight.
- Identify developmentally effective strategies to redirect disruptive and nondisruptive, off-task behaviors.
- Assess the use of time management strategies to minimize off-task behaviors in the early childhood setting.
Early Childhood Classroom Management Plans
- Examine various classroom management plans based on the principles outlined in this course.
- Identify materials management and record keeping systems that facilitate an effective learning climate for young children.
- Identify technology that can assist in early childhood classroom management.
Effective Instructional Planning and Assessment in the Early Childhood Setting
- Analyze how short-term and long-term instructional planning foster effective classroom management in early childhood learning environments.
- Apply a variety of instructional strategies and resources to address the needs of diverse learners in the early childhood setting.
- Examine the importance of using assessment to plan instruction and its significance for classroom management in the early childhood learning environment.
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