Good teachers are always looking for ways to help beginning readers and writers to understand what literacy is, how it works, who uses it, and what it is used for. This work offers useful means of helping children appreciate literacy through pictures, postcards and posters.
A textbook that promotes thoughtful engagement with key issues and theories that inform an understanding of childhood development. It intends to turn readers away from our collective tendency to simplify the experiences of young children and replace this with an understanding of the social dynamic that constitutes childhood.
Contains ideas and advice to develop professional practice: how to work with the children, how to relate to colleagues as well as to parents and carers, how to improve daily delivery of care and education, and as to protect one's own wellbeing at work. There are systems and structures to use in order to provide professional competency.
As early education and child care increase, parents and professionals face many questions. This book proposes three dimensions of care giving behaviour, by which parents and professionals can help themselves, and young children, to develop.
Teacher support is a much-used but little-defined concept. It is often used with little explanation the nature of the support required. This title draws from the real-life experiences and perceptions of primary and secondary school teachers and documents their ideas on how they define their job, the difficulties they face and the support they need.
Provides a whole-school value based programme for young people from five to twelve years of age. Including a CD-ROM, this book helps young people to: have a sense of belonging; identify their talents; develop proactive problem solving; enhance positive social orientation; and encourage an optimistic sense of fun.
A resource to dip into for one-off assemblies or follow as a programme of themed assemblies for a term. This book contains topic areas on peace which include: Cooperation; Children's writing; Places and challenges; Assembly plays; and, Environment Stories.
Suggests that the way in which children are asked to work in primary classrooms has a significant and generally unrecognized influence on their attention and learning. This book looks at the practice of seating young children in groups around tables, and shows that this accepted practice makes learning unnecessarily difficult.