Best Practice in the Early Years

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Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441177353

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This book contains lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will move your practice towards that outstanding level! Not just when being observed, but all the time. The author, Alistair Bryce-Clegg is known for his original and creative ideas and witty and accessible writing style, and this book does not disappoint! It is filled with brilliant ideas covering everything you need to know as an early years practitioner, including advice for planning sessions, setting up an outstanding environment and encouraging outdoor learning activities. There is also a big focus on child-led learning and help and advice for working with parents. This book is a must for all early years practitioners and early years school teachers eager to ensure their practice is the best it can be for all of the children in their care.

Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years

Tools for Teaching and Learning

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Author: Chip Donohue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317931092

Category: Education

Page: 270

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A Co-Publication of Routledge and NAEYC Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years offers early childhood teacher educators, professional development providers, and early childhood educators in pre-service, in-service, and continuing education settings a thought-provoking guide to effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology with young children. This book provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, links to research evidence, descriptions of best practice, and resources to develop essential digital literacy knowledge, skills and experiences for early childhood educators in the digital age. Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years puts educators right at the intersections of child development, early learning, developmentally appropriate practice, early childhood teaching practices, children’s media research, teacher education, and professional development practices. The book is based on current research, promising programs and practices, and a set of best practices for teaching with technology in early childhood education that are based on the NAEYC/FRC Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media and the Fred Rogers Center Framework for Quality in Children’s Digital Media. Pedagogical principles, classroom practices, and teaching strategies are presented in a practical, straightforward way informed by child development theory, developmentally appropriate practice, and research on effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology in early childhood settings. A companion website (http://teccenter.erikson.edu/tech-in-the-early-years/) provides additional resources and links to further illustrate principles and best practices for teaching and learning in the digital age.

Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program

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Author: Dorothy June Sciarra,Ellen Lynch,Shauna Adams,Anne G. Dorsey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305687728

Category: Education

Page: 432

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Emphasizing the director's responsibility as a leader of both people and programs in diverse communities, DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING A CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM, Ninth Edition, covers the business and interpersonal skills child development professionals need to implement an effective program for young children and their families. It is written primarily for students of early childhood education whether or not they plan to work in the administrative aspects of the field. The book is also a rich source of updated information for practicing directors. In this thoroughly updated edition, the authors provide practical information on all aspects of directing a program, including curriculum selection; funding; budgeting; selecting, training, and supervising staff; housing the program and purchasing equipment; working with children and parents; accrediting and licensing an early childhood center; and carrying out program evaluation and quality improvement strategies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Didaktische Kompetenz

Zugänge zu einer theoriegestützten bildungsorientierten Planung und Reflexion des Unterrichts

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Author: Hans Berner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258060330

Category: Teaching

Page: 293

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Becoming an Outstanding Primary School Teacher

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Author: Russell Grigg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131764414X

Category: Education

Page: 462

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What is meant by outstanding teaching? What makes the best teachers stand out from the rest? How can I develop my own practice to become an outstanding teacher myself? Whether you are training to become a primary school teacher or you are newly qualified and striving to improve your practice, this fully updated second edition of Becoming an Outstanding Primary School Teacher will support, inform and inspire you on your quest for excellence. Throughout, Russell Grigg draws on theory, research and case studies of real classroom practice to discuss what it takes to become an outstanding primary teacher today. This bestselling guide has been comprehensively revised to reflect the latest changes to the curriculum, including the National Curriculum in England for 2014 and Scotland’s Building Curriculum for Excellence. It has also widened its scope to appeal to trainee and serving teachers, reflecting the new Teachers’ Standards. Key topics include: defining and measuring outstanding teaching; understanding the theory, nature and scope of the curriculum; developing thinking skills in the classroom; understanding and meeting individual learning needs; using ICT to improve pedagogy; behaviour management; monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting. Becoming an Outstanding Primary Teacher will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, including those on school-based programmes such as Teach First, as well as more experienced teachers seeking inspiration.

Think parents!

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Author: Ruben Fukkink,Caroline Vink,Nynke Bosscher

Publisher: Uitgeverij SWP

ISBN: 908850539X

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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Parenting support is an important and growing domain in professional practice, research and policy all over Europe. Evidence starts to show that parenting support can make a difference and is in the best interest of the child. It concerns practitioners, decision makers and researchers, as well as parents. However, research, policy and practice shows that parents as much as children - are not very central in the process of parenting support. The overall aim is to enable parents to become more secure of their role, to better support their children and to create positive circumstances for the wellbeing of children. But the support is often organised and delivered in an integrated collaboration of different professionals for parents, not with them. In this publication authors from across Europe, representing policy, research and practice describe how they involve parents. The underlying theme of the parents perspective can be found in the contributions from research, in the reflections on current European and national policies on supporting parents and on contributions from the practice of parenting support. This publication is therefore interesting for professionals, policy makers and researchers who would like to go beyond the borders of their own disciplines and countries.

Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

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Author: George S. Morrison

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130120953

Category: Education

Page: 400

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The thoroughly updated edition of this best-selling Introduction to Early Childhood text provides comprehensive coverage that delivers up-to-the minute information regarding early childhood education. One of its outstanding features is its ability to deliver logically sequenced text in an extremely inviting format and writing style. Includes the current research, statistics and practical appliations readers will need to achieve a well-grounded foundation in early childhood education. Covers observing and assessing young children; learning theories; the recently passed special education law (IDEA); developmentally appropriate practice (DAP); and multicultural issues. Appropriate as an introduction to early childhood education.

Community Connections for Science Education

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Author: N.A

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 0873551915

Category: Education

Page: 94

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Resources are all around us not only in traditional science classrooms and laboratories, but also in gardens, nature centers, parks, youth programs, museums, and on television and radio. Community Connections for Science Education, Volume I: Building Successful Partnerships offers advice on how to select community resource partners.

Developing Professional Practice 0-7

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Author: Sonia Blandford,Catherine Knowles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317864883

Category: Education

Page: 496

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Developing Professional Practice 0 to 7 provides a thoroughly comprehensive and cutting edge guide to developing the understanding and practical skills necessary for working within early years education. Chapter content is directly linked to the early years professional standards and pedagogical features are incorporated throughout the book to guide the student: Chapter objectives at the start of each chapter clearly set out the learning goals for that chapter Reflect and relate to practice sections throughout the book encourage the student to apply theory to real practice in schools and other early years settings whilst also encouraging them to critically evaluate all core topics, arguments and debates Discussion points spark debate by examining key controversies in detail What happens in practice? sections illuminate the discussion with examples from real practice Additional resources and support are provided via the companion website, including: self-study questions, case studies, interviews with practitioners and students, weblinks, a glossary, video clips and PowerPoint slides Developing Professional Practice 0-7 is essential reading for anyone training to work in the early years, and an invaluable resource for all those already in the early stages of their careers.

Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years

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Author: Iram Siraj,Elaine Hallet

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446296679

Category: Education

Page: 176

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'This book introduces an intriguing juxtaposition of "caring" alongside "effective", and it is a thought-provoking book. Including examples of early years leaders on their own reflective learning journeys, it provides a rich source of ideas for relational leadership that are firmly based in research and professional experience.' - Professor Margaret Carr, University of Waikato, New Zealand Effective and caring leadership is an essential part of raising standards and increasing the quality of learning in early childhood settings. This book explains leadership practices that can make a positive difference to the provision offered and improve outcomes for both children and families. With theoretical, practical and research-informed perspectives, this book: Uses case studies to provide examples of effective leadership Integrates education and care with key practices in effective leadership Explores directional, collaborative, empowering and pedagogical leadership Offers readers opportunity to reflect upon their own leadership practices This is a key text for anyone studying Early Childhood, existing and aspiring leaders, graduate Early Years Leaders and those training to work in settings, schools and children’s services. Professor Iram Siraj is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Dr. Elaine Hallet is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Handbook of Response to Intervention

The Science and Practice of Assessment and Intervention

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Author: Shane R. Jimerson,Matthew K. Burns,Amanda VanDerHeyden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387490531

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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Until now, practitioners have had access to few detailed descriptions of RTI methods and the effective role they can play in special education. The Handbook of Response to Intervention fills this critical information gap. In this comprehensive volume, more than 90 expert scholars and practitioners provide a guide to the essentials of RTI assessment and identification as well as research-based interventions for improving students’ reading, writing, oral, and math skills.

Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners

A Leader's Guide

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Author: Andrea Honigsfeld,Maria G. Dove

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483346021

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Your English Language Learners are counting on you to collaborate effectively. The Common Core State Standards have increased the pressure on English Language Learners. And with the EL population increasing every day, schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. In practice, this is a challenge for educational leaders. The most promising solution is the collaborative approach pioneered by this book’s authors—America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for EL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove’s resources for collaboration and co-teaching include Templates for creating EL profiles that will enable you to address their unique needs Prompts for Professional Learning activities (for teams or individuals) and further reading The latest research findings on best instructional practices that benefit ELs This is your concise, comprehensive guide to creating a powerful collaborative program to benefit your ELs. Start implementing it today and watch the outcomes improve.

Early Years Teaching and Learning

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Author: Denise Reardon,Dilys Wilson,Dympna Fox Reed

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147393446X

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Covering all routes to early years teaching, this textbook provides students and practitioners with everything they need to know to achieve their Early Years qualification. Previously titled Achieving Early Years Professional Status, this fantastic new edition is completely revised to include guidance and advice for those studying: Early Years Teacher Status Teach First Early Years Early Years Educator Early Years PGCE With new case studies illustrating best practice this text is also essential for professionals working in Early Years Education, Children’s Centres and local authorities. Journal articles linked to each chapter are available at https://study.sagepub.com/education

Achieving Outstanding on Your Teaching Placement

Early Years and Primary School-based Training

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Author: Jonathan Glazzard,Jane Stokoe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857025279

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Making a success of your teaching placement is a vital part of achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). With a focus on practical, this book provides essential guidance on how to translate the ‘outstanding’ criteria into practice. Packed with case studies, practical tasks and links to the (QTS) standards, the authors break down the OfSTED criteria so that you can identify the skills and knowledge you need to make the most of your placements.

Teaching Early Years Foundation Stage

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Author: Jo Basford,Elaine Hodson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 085725250X

Category: Education

Page: 184

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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) came into force in September 2008 and established a framework for providing learning, development and care for children from birth to five. This book examines the EYFS within the context of Achieving QTS and is a core text for primary trainees covering this stage of children's learning. It links the principles and commitments of the EYFS with the new standards for QTS while covering all required content. The book examines the continuous nature of learning from birth to five, the inter-relatedness between care, learning and development, and the importance of sensitive transitions.

New Teachers for a New Century

The Future of Early Childhood Professional Preparation

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Author: Diane Horm-Wingerd

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756708907

Category: Education

Page: 193

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Brings together for the first time what we know and what we need to know about the state of early childhood, univ.-level teacher prep. in the U.S. Fulfills 3 purposes: examines the nature and content of current early childhood prof'l. prep. programs at the pre-service level; provides a comprehensive description of what constitutes high quality early childhood prof'l. prep., and most important; drives prof'l. discussion concerning the future of prof'l. prep. at the baccalaureate level in early childhood educ. Provides critiques of contemporary practice and offers challenges for the field in preparing the next generation of early childhood educators.

Oral Language and Comprehension in Preschool

Teaching the Essentials

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Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow,Kathleen A. Roskos,Linda B. Gambrell

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462524001

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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"Subject Areas/Keywords: classrooms, conversational skills, early childhood education, early education, early literacy, ELLs, emergent literacy, English language learners, lessons, listening comprehension, oral language, phonemic awareness, PreK, preschoolers, read