Titel: Teaching Young Children, Preschool-K: A Guide to Planning Your Curriculum, Teaching Through Learning Centers, and Just about Everything Else
Autor/en: Dianne Miller Nielsen
CORWIN PR INC
Juni 2006 - gebunden - 203 Seiten
'This indispensable new edition is a must-have for every early childhood teacher. Explaining how to manage a classroom while encouraging children to make good choices and assume greater responsibility for managing their own behavior (among many other things!), the book will help new teachers get started and veteran teachers improve what they're already doing' - Sharon MacDonald, Education Consultant
Many excellent teachers find themselves bewildered when teaching three- to six-year-olds, especially if their professional preparation was focused on primary. While they may recognize children's unique learning styles and special needs, they may not know how to handle noise, activity, and even messes in classrooms that revolve around hands-on learning centres.
In this updated edition of a classic, teacher trainer Dianne Miller Nielsen guides teachers through the basics, from lesson planning and developing daily schedules to arranging furniture and managing classroom activities. The book also offers suggestions to enhance learning through modelling, purposeful interactions, and conversations.
The updated topics in Teaching Young Children, Second Edition include:
o Setting up and managing an ABC centre to develop children's understanding of the alphabetic principle
o Setting up and managing a computer centre to bring new technology into the classroom and extend literacy skills
o Involving parents and families inside and outside the classroom
o Sidebar teacher tips peppered throughout, from activities and ideas ("Try This") to important concepts to remember ("Keep in Mind")
This comprehensive handbook provides absolutely everything that preschool and kindergarten teachers need to create a high-quality, child-centred classroom.
About the Author
Welcome to the Early Childhood Profession!
Part I. Early Childhood Education Goals, Roles, and Curriculum Planning
1. Goals of Early Childhood Education
2. The Teacher's Role
3. Planning a Curriculum for Young Children
Part II. Teaching Through the Environment With Learning Centers
4. Art Center
5. Blocks Center
6. Dramatic Play Center
7. Literacy Centers
8. Math and Manipulatives Center
9. Science Center
10. Music Center
11. Cooking Center
12. Woodworking Center
13. Clay and Dough Center
14. Construction Center
15. Sensory Center
16. Outdoor Play Center
Part III. Just About Everything Else
17. Classroom Management, Schedules, and Routines
18. Special Events
19. Parent Involvement
Dianne Miller Nielsen has been an early childhood educator for more than 30 years. She currently owns an early childhood teacher training agency, Nielsen Training Services, Inc. This agency provides workshops, seminars, and courses for early childhood teachers and child care center directors, including training for the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. She is currently designated as a Master Trainer in the Texas Early Care and Education Trainer Registry. Dianne is also an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, having contributed to the journal Young Children, and continuing to serve as a validator for program accreditation. She recently completed her second term of office as Vice-President of the San Antonio chapter of NAEYC. Dianne speaks and keynotes at many national, state and local conferences, and currently provides consultation services for a number of early childhood programs.
"Dianne Miller Nielsen's indispensible new edition is a must-have for every early childhood teacher. Explaining how to manage a classroom while encouraging children to make good choices and assume greater responsibility for managing their own behavior (among many others things!), the book will help new teachers get started and veteran teachers improve what they're already doing."