Every Day a Good Day

Author: Stephanie Shimmin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878830
Format: PDF, ePub
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'Every Day a Good Day is an excellent classroom management tool for newly qualified early years practitioners. With its focus on daily routines it provides practical, sensitive and diverse advice on topics such as settling in children, mealtimes, toileting and beginning and ending of sessions. It also tackles more complex issues of working with groups of children and supporting positive behaviour. The clarity and simplicity of its presentation is appealing' - Barbara Isaacs, College Chief Executive, Montessori Centre International `The book guides the reader through the practicality of organising and running a pre-school provision. It gives lots of practical suggestions for activities to meet the needs of children and parents in situations ranging from settling in, to ideas for the curriculum. The snapshot scenarios are a true reflection of daily occurances in a pre-school setting and provides a basis for both experienced and new practitioners to evaluate their practice' - Santa Nyeko, Senior Pre-school Development Worker, PLA 'My first impression of this book was very positive and I was not disappointed. Well managed everyday routines are essential to an enjoyable and constructive day for the children and practitioners involved. This book helps towards a common-sense approach to good practice in everyday routines. I thoroughly enjoyed this book' - National Childminding Association 'This is a practical book, which will help any leader as they think about the daily routines of their setting' - Early Years Update Focusing on the common, everyday issues that are daily concerns for all early years settings, this book looks at how to: " settle new children " start and end learning activities " work with groups " establish routines that promote positive behaviour " manage mealtimes and naps " offer safe and exciting outdoor activities " observe young children in the setting " foster a sense of belonging " work effectively with parents It covers the daily routine of the typical early years educator, and offers lots of suggestions for useful strategies to try out in key areas of practice. Highly practical and clearly written by two teachers, all early years workers will find something useful and helpful in this book.

Helping Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn

Author: Mary Pittman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446229548
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'The reader can gain a good overall understanding of autism and the issues which arise in teaching and learning across the spectrum but can also focus on and apply sections of the book which are specific to his or her own situation. I feel that this book is relevant to all school staff involved in educational planning for children who have autistic spectrum disorders' - REACH `The reader will be left feeling challenged to rethink the learning experience of the child with ASD in their class, more clearly attuned to the child's voice and with an armful of ideas to try out in the classroom' - TES Website Are you looking for caring and creative ways to support pupils on the Autistic Spectrum? By encouraging everyone to view the triad of impairment as a triad of opportunity, this book gives the reader guidance on how to become an autism-friendly professional. With chapters on structuring a meaningful classroom, understanding and improving behaviour, and looking at transition through the eyes of pupils on the spectrum, the book provides valuable insights gained from the author's many years of practice The book includes: - visual resources for supporting learning and behaviour - photocopiable activities for staff training excercises - practical ideas to try out in your setting - case studies to illustrate best practice - answers to frequently asked questions. This is an essential read for all teachers in mainstream and special schools, and everyone who supports pupils on the autistic spectrum.

Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

Author: Denis Hayes
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1844458237
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is an essential text for all primary trainees, covering the fundamental issues for learning and teaching in primary schools today. It motivates and challenges trainees at the same time as guiding them through the Standards for the Award of QTS. Chapters explore the major themes in teacher education, such as behaviour, communication and creativity, encouraging reflection on key questions and professional dilemmas. In addition, two key chapters provide specific advice to help trainees interpret and fully understand the standards, with strategies for successfully implementing them and demonstrating how each of the standards can be met.

Encouraging Positive Behaviour in the Early Years

Author: Collette Drifte
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412901369
Format: PDF, Mobi
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By offering clear guidance and plenty of suggested strategies, Drifte provides the reader with a framework for encouraging positive behavior from all young children.

Everyday Maths through Everyday Provision

Author: Elaine Bennett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136739068
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Children are born naturally mathematical, so why is it sometimes so difficult to observe children being mathematical? Why do so many of us think we are ‘bad’ at maths and how does this subconsciously affect the provision, experiences and opportunities we provide for young children who are starting their mathematical learning journey? This easily accessible book will help you to realise the wonderful mathematical learning happening in your setting all day and every day through the familiar resources and experiences routinely offered to young children. It will help you to think more reflectively about what you are providing for children and suggest ways of making provision richer and more exciting for you and the children in your care. With chapters linked to areas of continuous provision including sand, water, dough, role play, music, outdoors and ICT among many others, this book features: A wide range of activities including key questions, vocabulary and advice on observations Lists of key resources Ideas to support children’s mathematical mark making Useful links to stories and rhymes to engage children and promote mathematical learning Links to other areas of learning and development Suggestions for involving parents Providing a wealth of exciting, meaningful, play-based ways to promote mathematical learning and create a maths rich environment, this highly practical book will help you to develop young children’s confidence and enjoyment of maths through your everyday provision. It is a perfect resource for Early Years Practitioners working in all settings, as well as those studying on childcare, Early Childhood and Early Years Professional Status courses.

Developing Everyday Coping Skills in the Early Years

Author: Erica Frydenberg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441187995
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book will help develop coping skills through arts and language-based activities. The strategies suggested build on children's existing knowledge and skills to enhance their learning, and will all contribute to: · improving all children's emotional health and creativity · developing resilience, particularly in periods of high stress such as transition from preschool to school · increasing children's capacity to cooperate, respect and play with others The authors also explain how to identify children at risk, particularly those experiencing anxiety or delay in social and emotional development, so that parents and practitioners can intervene early where difficulties exist. Practitioners and parents of children aged 3-8 will find a treasure trove of activities to build coping and self-esteem through creative play and imagination.

Early Childhood Studies Enhancing Employability and Professional Practice

Author: Ewan Ingleby
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472506332
Format: PDF, ePub
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Early Childhood Studies: Enhancing Employability and Professional Practice explores essential aspects of best practice within children's services in order to enhance employability skills, identifying how and why key aspects of best practice have emerged within children's services. The key elements of professional practice at the centre of the multidisciplinary work in today's children's services are considered, including: • different childhoods; • child development; • enhanced learning; • professional skills; • inclusion; • holistic practice. Each chapter draws together practical teaching experience with sound academic analysis to support those training to work in the early childhood sector, and those already practising, to raise their employability potential by identifying and evaluating best practice.

The Simple Life

Author: Rhonda Hetzel
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857977431
Format: PDF
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Rhonda Hetzel feels passionately that living simply leads to a richer, more fulfilling existence. Having made the decision to live frugally, embrace sustainability and opt out of the capitalist consumerist mindset, she set about working out how to achieve her goal, learning traditional skills, reducing her spending and environmental impact and focusing on the simple things that make life worth living: family, friends, and a home-cooked meal. This is the story of her journey and the lessons she has learned along the way. Rhonda relates why she wanted to change her lifestyle, what simple living means to her, and offers guidance to those thinking about taking the same path.

Observing and Assessing for the Foundation Stage Profile

Author: Vicky Hutchin
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340812129
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This concise guide focuses on the practical issues in implementing the Foundation Stage Profile across the full range of early years settings. Vicky Hutchin details the practical processes required to make effective holistic assessments of young children's learning and achievements, and explains how to meet statutory requirements. She shows how to set up observational systems which work across the Foundation Stage, and how to involve both parents and children in the assessment process.