Early Childhood Education 1
Strand 1 Standard 1
2 class periods of 60 minutes each
Issues of why teach, characteristics of a good teacher, how to be an effective teacher of children, how children learn.
Power Point projector, video machine & videos(How Adults Support Children at Planning Time, Work Time, Recall Time from High/Scope Press), Dr. Suess book "Differendoofer School", Poem "Why I Teach", Sample reward certificates, Small sticky pads for mapping activity, learning center papers for each group for activity on supplies needed for each learning center, colored markers for each student.
It would be helpful to get information on the High Scope philosophy (see web site). Knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practice is essential (see Bibliography or NAEYC web site)
Experience working with children and teaching them. Prior knowledge of DAP is helpful.
Lesson on Teaching: Students will hopefully be inspired to teach and care about the welfare of children. Lesson Plan on Planning a Lesson: Students will create a daily schedule that works.
First lesson Teaching: Read poem "Why I Teach". Go over power point presentation. Second lesson on Planning a Lesson: Go over power point presentation, do activities included (mapping & learning center activity), give daily schedule assignment.
Quizzes on both lessons. Sample competency test questions.
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Utah State Curriculum Guide, "Why Teach?" by J. Hendrick (ISBN-0-935989-05-6), Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs by S. Bredekamp & C Copple (ISBN0-935989-79-X)