Student Teaching Early Childhood Practicum Guide

ISBN-10: 1401848532
ISBN-13: 9781401848538
Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)
Description: This is a training guide for early childhood students placed in field training classrooms. It promotes student understanding and student teacher development of teaching competencies. Every effort is made to help the student put learned theory into  More...
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Edition: 5th
Copyright Year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 5/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 575
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

This is a training guide for early childhood students placed in field training classrooms. It promotes student understanding and student teacher development of teaching competencies. Every effort is made to help the student put learned theory into classroom reality.

Jeanne M. Machado's experience in the early childhood education field has included full-time assignment as a community college instructor and department chairperson. Her duties included supervision of early childhood education students at two on-campus laboratory child development centers at San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College, as well as child centers in the local community. Her teaching responsibilities encompassed early childhood education, child development, and parenting courses. She received her Master's Degree from San Jose State University and her community college life credential with coursework from the University of California at Berkeley. Her experience includes working as an elementary school teacher, preschool owner/director, work experience instructor/advisor, early childhood and family studies community college and university instructor, and an education consultant in public, private, and parent cooperative programs. Ms. Machado is an active participant in several professional organizations concerned with the education and well being of young children and their families. She is a past president of California Community College Early Childhood Educators and the Peninsula Chapter of the California Association for the Education of Young Children. In addition to EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS, she co-authored (with Dr. Helen Meyer-Botnarescue) STUDENT TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM GUIDE, 7th Edition (�2011); and (with Romana Reynolds) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATION: HOW TO SECURE YOUR CAREER (�2006).

About the Authors
Orientation to Student Teaching
Introduction to Student Teaching Practicum
Training Guidelines
Initial Feelings
The Mechanics of Student Teaching
Key Participants Play a Role in Student Teacher Development
Before Placements
Student Teaching Goals
Preparing for Your First Days
Meeting with the Administrator
Your Classroom
Beginning Days
Becoming a Team Member
Goals of the Team and Program
A Student Teacher's Values and Developing Teaching Style
Knowing Yourself and Your Values
The Acquisition of Values
Your Values
Personal Values and Activities
Professional Ethics
Teaching Style
Other Teaching Styles
Being Observed: Discovering Your Competencies
Goals of Observation, Evaluation, and Discussion
Methods of Observation
Clinical Supervision
Peer Evaluations
Competency-based Training
The Whole Teacher
Reflective Behaviors in Student Teachers
Critical Thinking
Review of Child Development and Learning Theory
Theories of Child Development
How Do Children Learn?
Review of Selected Current Research
Student Teacher Intelligent Behavior
Instructional Planning
A Way to Look at Early Childhood Curriculum
Identifying Child Interests
Constructivism and Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Other Curriculum Approaches
Activity Resources
How Language Instruction Fits into All Activity Planning
Goals and Objectives
Developmental Skills
Other Activity Plan Areas
Working with Groups
Thematic Teaching
Classroom Management Revisited
Classroom Management Goals and Techniques
Classroom Management
The Guidance Function in Classroom Management
Child Empowerment
Classroom Management Techniques
Additional Management Strategies
Guidance Techniques Used in Elementary Schools
Analyzing Behavior to Promote Self-Control
Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development and Its Relation to Self-Control
Burton White and Self-Control
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and Its Relation to Self-Control
A Case Study to Analyze
Cultural Differences
Common Problems of Student Teachers
Kinds of Problems
Seeking Help
The Role of Communication
Listening: The Ability to Receive
Theories in Problem Solving
A Problem-Solving Process
The Child
Case Studies, Analysis, and Applications
Case Studies
Observation Forms
Analysis of Observation
Observation and Conjecture
Working With Special Needs Children
Laws Relating to the Education of Young Children with Special Needs
"Special" Children
Working with Special Needs Children
The Changing American Family
The American Family in the New Millenium
Changes Mandated by the New Welfare Law
Early Childhood Education in the Twentieth Century
Parents as Volunteers
How to Motivate Parents to Volunteer
Parents and Student Teachers
Interacting with Parents
The Importance of Parent-Teacher Relationships
Models of Communication
Planning the Home Visit
The Home Visit
Other Home-School Interactions
Professional Concerns
Quality Programs
Meeting Children's Needs
Standard of Quality Programs
Types of Quality Programs
Who Decides the Quality of a Program?
Acceditation and Its Relationship to Quality
Total Quality Management
The Comer Project for Change in Education
Mentoring Programs
State Legislative Awareness
Defining an Optimal Education and Care System
Professional Commitment and Growth
Concerns in the Profession
Professional Behavior and Commitment
Professional Growth and Development
Professional Growth Opportunities
Parents' Attitudes Toward Professionalism
Trends and Issues
Infant/Toddler Placements
Student Teaching with Infants and Toddlers
Characteristics of a Quality Infant/Toddler Center
Student Teaching with Infants and Toddlers
Approaching and Working with Children
General Rules and Regulations
Caregiving as a Teaching Activity
A Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
Activities in the Infant/Toddler Center
Child's Physical Environment
Awareness of Your Own Needs as a Caregiver

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