A Practical Approach to Development Matters

Author: Nicky Simmons,Ginny Morris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530228010

Category:

Page: 96

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This book was written to help all practitioners working with young children recognise and clearly identify the learning steps within and across each band of Development Matters. Taking each Development Matters descriptor we have translated them into simple "I am learning to" statements that are easy to use in every day planning. Laid out in 3 distinct columns simple learning statements are matched to Development Matters descriptors with a "Looking Ahead" column to help the practitioner visualise where children are heading. Save planning time and use this document to pinpoint next steps in learning, closing the gaps and accelerating progress. They were great! I use them for weekly planning, as there are fewer statements which ensure coverage of the DM statements succinctly. They are also good for support staff - easier to understand.... Also easier for parents to follow and child-friendly. Arley Primary School I have added the learning statements onto our continuous provision plans which are displayed and shared with the foundation team. We discussed how we could model the learning statements language for children to hear and we are hoping the children will absorb this language and start to use the language of learning too! We also shared them during moderation with Year One which was an interesting discussion!All staff members found them very useful and I thought they were good value for money. Kelly Turner - St Paul's Primary School We think they are a great tool for planning and assessment in EYFS and worth every penny! Holbrooks Primary
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Author: Barbara Isaacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131757236X

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? This book explains how the Montessori approach works offering guidance on planning and assessment methods alongside practical activities for practitioners to try. Throughout there are practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide range of settings to show how Montessori principles have been implemented. . This new edition has been fully updated to include: The revised areas of learning in the EYFS and how these link to Montessori practice An examination of early effective learning Approaches to effective learning in Montessori settings A new chapter on Montessori approaches to the assessment requirements of the EYFSquestions for reflection This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Montessori approach means to their setting and children.
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Made to measure

Author: Lisa Sancisi,Margaret Edgington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317613139

Category: Education

Page: 112

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What is meant by high quality observation in the early years? How do you devise effective next steps for young children that build on their interests? How do you ensure that you meet the needs of all the children in your care? Offering a fresh approach, this practical toolkit offers a complete guide to observation, planning and assessment in the early years. It clearly explains the principles of good practice in this area and provides training tools to help practitioners develop their knowledge and skills and embed these principles into their setting. The focus throughout is on helping practitioners to create their own systems for observation, planning and assessment that are appropriate for the children they work with. All the material in the book has been fully tried, tested and proven to work and the methods described can be tailored to meet the needs of individual practitioners. Featuring a wide range of case studies to illustrate how the principles work in practice, the book includes: Making effective observations and assessments Recognising the characteristics of effective learning Ways to engage parents in their children’s learning How to identify next steps and learning priorities Dealing with barriers and maintaining quality over time With fully photocopiable resources throughout and including downloadable training sessions to accompany the book, this is an essential toolkit for all early years managers, leaders and those involved in setting support.
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Author: Stella Louis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136033025

Category: Education

Page: 176

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The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. Knowledge and understanding of the world cuts across all of the EYFS guiding themes and this book will encourage practitioners to think about and develop their own understanding of the implications for inclusion, respect for oneself and for others irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, gender, disabilities or abilities.
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Many Languages - Many Children

Author: Sandra Smidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134072279

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Shortlisted for the Nasen Book that supports SEN and Disability Issues Award 2008 Are children who are exposed to more than one language from birth at an advantage or a disadvantage when starting school? Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years examines the theoretical, ideological and practical issues involved in the education of children speaking two or more languages coming to settings which are predominantly monolingual. The book examines current research and thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of being multilingual and tackles complex topics such as: what being multilingual implies in terms of prior learning and why this matters in education the importance of respect for diversity and encouraging children to be proud of their language and culture practical ways to help young children acquire English ways of working with parents who themselves have little or no English the differences and difficulties involved in a child learning an additional language so early on in their lives strategies for exploring the learning of multilingual learners and a review of the resources and activities that could help. Sandra Smidt views multilingualism as a cognitive advantage and shows how Early Years practitioners can use interactive styles of learning to focus on the benefit that the many cultures and languages in the classroom can bring to children’s learning and development. Written in a highly accessible tone, this book offers practitioners a mix of practical case studies and examples in which theory is embedded and its importance explained. Students of early childhood education will also appreciate the author's carefully structured approach to the topic, as she includes summary boxes, glossaries and points for reflection in each chapter.
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A Practical Guide to Child Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907241779

Category: Education

Page: 65

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What Does It Mean To Be One, from child psychologist Jennie Lindon, will give you the tools you need to ensure that your work with children, whether in a school, nursery or home setting, is relevant to their individual stages of development. This books looks at the six areas of learning in the EYFS and focusses on what each area means for one-year olds. Each area of development is backed up with examples of how real children learn, what good practice looks like and working in partnership with parents. A must-have for anyone working with babies.
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A practical guide to child development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907241795

Category: Education

Page: 63

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What Does It Mean To Be Two, from child psychologist Jennie Lindon, will give you the tools you need to ensure that your work with children, whether in a school, nursery or home setting, is relevant to their individual stages of development. This books looks at the six areas of learning in the EYFS and focusses on what each area means for two-year olds. Each area of development is backed up with examples of how real children learn, what good practice looks like and working in partnership with parents. A must-have for anyone working with two-year olds.
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A practical guide to child development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907241833

Category: Education

Page: 69

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What Does It Mean To Be Four, from child psychologist Jennie Lindon, will give you the tools you need to ensure that your work with children, whether in a school, nursery or home setting, is relevant to their individual stages of development. This books looks at the six areas of learning in the EYFS and focusses on what each area means for four-year olds. Each area of development is backed up with examples of how real children learn, what good practice looks like and working in partnership with parents. A must-have for anyone working with four-year olds.
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A Practical Guide

Author: Val Cumine,Julia Dunlop,Gill Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135223661

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Anyone meeting a young child with autism for the first time will find this fully revised edition of a classic text invaluable. The authors provide parents and professionals with an insight into the nature and educational implications of autism, particularly in very young children. In a clear and sensitive style the authors: outline the characteristics of autism as they present themselves in the early years; consider the nature of autism and the issues surrounding assessment and diagnosis; offer practical strategies for effective and realistic intervention both at home and in a variety of early years settings; suggest ways to promote learning, social development, communication and appropriate behaviour; explore possibilities for enhancing access to the early years curriculum. This updated second edition includes new material relating to new statutory requirements such as Every Child Matters and Disability Equality Duty, as well as updates to different approaches to autism, assessment and behavioural issues. The authors outline the principal themes and objectives of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Inclusion Development Programme. Autism in the Early Years: A Practical Guide (Second Edition) provides accessible material, support and advice for parents, teachers and professionals who are working together in an unfamiliar area following early diagnoses of autism in young children.
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Author: Marianne Sargent

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472945298

Category: Education

Page: 176

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100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: Observation, Assessment & Planning is not only filled with easy to implement and practical ideas for the early years classroom, but it also demonstrates why assessment is an important formative tool to help further children's learning. In this book, early years expert and experienced author Marianne Sargent explains the cycle of observation, assessment and planning with advice on how to carry out different types of observation, guidance on how to make effective use of observations to assess children's knowledge and understanding, and explanations for how to use this information to inform future planning. The book also offers ideas on how to carry out summative assessments - as well as how to organise assessment information for reporting purposes. With the ever-increasing focus on observation, assessment and planning in the early years, this book is a must-have for all practitioners looking to effectively introduce all three into their setting while still ensuring the children in their care are in an environment where they can be confident, feel supported and still have fun as they grow and learn.
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Comparing practice in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Author: Diane Boyd,Nicky Hirst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317691830

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The four nations of the UK each have distinctive policy and curricula in relation to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). This new textbook offers a comprehensive look at early years education in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, bringing the curriculum frameworks for each country together in one place. Drawing on the cultural and practical pedagogy of each curriculum, this book aims to develop students’ understanding of the development, care, education, health, well-being and upbringing of young children across the UK in a social, pedagogical and policy context. Divided into two sections, the first examines each country’s learning and teaching requirements in detail within a policy context. The book then explores the similarities and differences between the curricula, focusing on key areas such as play, the indoor and outdoor learning environment, the family and assessment. Accessible and engaging, this book will help students to analyse and question practice both in their own country and across all four Home Nations. Features include: case studies to illustrate practice and a frequently asked questions section in each chapter to clarify key points and opportunities for reflection and debate. Including contributions from expert practitioners in each country, this text is essential reading for all students studying early childhood and will help them to understand the impact of policy on children and families across the UK.
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The One-Minute Professional Development Planner

Author: Brian M. Pete,Robin J. Fogarty

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452273723

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Based on their vast experience with professional development, the authors present innovative "morphological grids" containing 144 strategies for designing workshops, professional learning communities, and staff meetings.
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A Multiprofessional Perspective

Author: 3rd Jones, 3rd

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225985

Category: Education

Page: 237

View: 4377

This book critically engages the reader in issues that relate to young children and their lives from a multiprofessional perspective. Whilst offering a theoretically rigorous treatment of issues relating to early childhood studies, the book also provides practical discussion of strategies that could inform multiprofessional practice.
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Exploring Young Children's Participation at the Start of School

Author: Caroline Bath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134014538

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Building on highly topical research surrounding young children’s participation, this book draws on a diversity of disciplines exploring the importance of participatory approaches to children’s early education and shows how fostering a sense of identity and belonging are essential to early learning. Taking young children seriously demands a high level of confidence and leadership in early years practitioners, and the author provides a convincing, well researched rationale for using this approach in early years contexts. The chapters • demonstrate the importance of listening to the voices of the children, • show how to help young children make sense of the rules and hierarchies they encounter in the classroom • explore ways of working that include the young children but also allow adults to shape approaches to collective decision making • use examples of the type of questions which children might ask when they first enter school, which are presented as ‘windows’ into children’s experiences via key moments or incidents in the school day • provide a framework and practical tools for planning This book is an important addition to debate about the politics and ethics of a highly prescribed and mainly developmentally-informed early years curriculum. Researchers and students of early childhood education will find much here of interest to them.
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A practical guide to child development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907241817

Category: Education

Page: 69

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What Does It Mean To Be Three, from child psychologist Jennie Lindon, will give you the tools you need to ensure that your work with children, whether in a school, nursery or home setting, is relevant to their individual stages of development. This books looks at the six areas of learning in the EYFS and focusses on what each area means for three-year olds. Each area of development is backed up with examples of how real children learn, what good practice looks like and working in partnership with parents. A must-have for anyone working with three-year olds.
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Wie wir lernen, die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist

Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843717451

Category: Science

Page: 350

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Es wird alles immer schlimmer, eine schreckliche Nachricht jagt die andere: Die Reichen werden reicher, die Armen ärmer. Es gibt immer mehr Kriege, Gewaltverbrechen, Naturkatastrophen. Viele Menschen tragen solche beängstigenden Bilder im Kopf. Doch sie liegen damit grundfalsch. Unser Gehirn verführt uns zu einer dramatisierenden Weltsicht, die mitnichten der Realität entspricht, wie der geniale Statistiker und Wissenschaftler Hans Rosling erklärt. Wer das Buch gelesen hat, wird • ein sicheres, auf Fakten basierendes Gerüst besitzen, um die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist • die zehn gängigsten Arten von aufgebauschten Geschichten erkennen • bessere Entscheidungen treffen können • wahre Factfulness erreichen – jene offene, neugierige und entspannte Geisteshaltung, in der Sie nur noch Ansichten teilen und Urteile fällen, die auf soliden Fakten basieren
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Engaging Children in Learning the Australian Developmental Curriculum : a Play and Project Based Philosophy

Author: Kathy Walker

Publisher: Australian Council for Educational

ISBN: 9780864316394

Category: Education

Page: 94

View: 9430

Provides information, examples and practical strategies for classroom teachers wishing to explore and implement a Developmental Curriculum (play and project based) into the learning environment. For use with students Prep to Grade 2.
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A Guide for Planning and Coaching Professional Development

Author: Robin J. Fogarty,Brian M. Pete

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506358306

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 1500

The tips and tricks you need to know to make transfer happen! This resource offers sure-fire tools and strategies for delivering professional learning that answers the question, “How can I use this in my classroom?” Gain indispensable guidance on: Effectively reaching and teaching adult learners by understanding their motivations, dispositions, and preferences The six levels of transfer and seven bridging strategies for supporting teachers as they apply content learned in PD to their classrooms and student interactions Updating professional learning to include technology and blended solutions Differentiating PD cross-generationally to promote reflective processing
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Author: Jenny Mosley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317636589

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Jenny Mosley's quality circle time model involves establishing an on-going, timetabled process of circle-meetings for adults and children. As a basis for teaching relationship skills, enhancing self-esteem and building a positive behaviour management and anti-bullying policy, circle time will not only increase confidence and "emotional intelligence" in pupils, but should also contribute towards a positive whole-school ethos. Fully updated in light of changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage, this highly practical book will explain how to put the principles for early years education into practice through well-structured and purposeful circle time lesson plans. Jenny Mosley, the UK's leading expert on circle time, provides accessible guidance on: incorporating the curriculum for personal, social and emotional development enabling children to understand universal moral skills developing young children's emotional intelligence helping children to practise problem-solving skills. Each chapter in this book explains circle time in a 'why? what? how?' format, and includes tick-sheets, bullet-pointed pages and examples showing how the theory works in practice. This is an invaluable and fun tool for developing young children's understanding of their feelings and relationships.
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