What Constitutes High Quality Education for Early Years provision?
– … The importance of sleep was also recognised through suitable provision. Both premises and apparatus within were to be conducive to allowing children to sleep when needed. The provision of open-air and sleep facilities are features that have transcended into the state provision of today as detailed in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. EYFS (2012.pg.24) The Acland reports view on staff is that they should be female. In describing the necessary attributes the manager of a nursery should have, the reports states that She should be a “well-educated teacher who has been trained on Froebelian principles in the widest sense of the term.” Froebel had deliberately re…
Becoming a Reflective Teacher of English
– As I reflect on my initial blog entry (see Appendix A), I realise that my understanding of literacy has developed expeditiously, from a simplistic view into a multi-faceted outlook that underpins learning throughout the curriculum. Although I had indicated an awareness of the interrelationship of speaking and listening, reading and writing (SLWR), I did not conduct in depth analysis that considers these elements specifically with the process of learning. This essay will discuss how my understanding of SLWR has evolved, and in examining the links between lectures and workshops, further reading and school based training (SBT), will reflect on how this has impacted on my development as an Engli…
The NYS Early Learning Guidelines
– … I would have it as part of my daily lesson plan. The first indicator under the Alphabetic Principle is children should be able to recite all the letter of the alphabet. One way I would teach children the alphabet is by singing the alphabet song. Children first hear this song as infants. At the begin of infancy we are already starting to teach children letters. I would use the song as part of a daily routine so children can practice reciting the alphabet. As I sing the song with the children I would point to the letters on the Alphabet chart….
We Must Reform Teacher Tenure
– Teacher tenure is life-long job protection for teachers who have been employed as a teacher for one or more years depending on the state. The purpose of teacher tenure is to protect teachers from being fired for political or personal reasons. It also prevents school districts from eliminating experienced teachers in favor of less expensive teachers. The fundamental problem with teacher tenure is that it is given to a teacher after only one year on the job and requires little to no additional effort….
Professional Development in Early Childhood Education
– The first few years of a young child’s life, from birth to four years old, are very critical to his/her overall development, due to most of the time, teacher professionals are individuals who play the key and an active role in their early childhood development are teacher professionals who have a passion and a genuine desire to help them learn, grow and succeed in their education. These are just a few roles that early childhood educators plays in the field of early childhood education for working with young children in their early childhood years of life, which the requirements, most of the time, are to have both a formal education and passing teacher-certification score….