A Practical Approach to Development Matters
Author: Nicky Simmons,Ginny Morris
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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
A Practical Guide
Author: Val Cumine,Julia Dunlop,Gill Stevenson
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.
Made to measure
Author: Lisa Sancisi,Margaret Edgington
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.
Author: Sonia Blandford,Catherine Knowles
Publisher: Pearson Education
Developing Professional Practice 0 to 7 provides a thoroughly comprehensive and cutting edge guide to developing the understanding and practical skills necessary for working within early years education. Chapter content is directly linked to the early years professional standards and pedagogical features are incorporated throughout the book to guide the student: Chapter objectives at the start of each chapter clearly set out the learning goals for that chapter Reflect and relate to practice sections throughout the book encourage the student to apply theory to real practice in schools and other early years settings whilst also encouraging them to critically evaluate all core topics, arguments and debates Discussion points spark debate by examining key controversies in detail What happens in practice? sections illuminate the discussion with examples from real practice Additional resources and support are provided via the companion website, including: self-study questions, case studies, interviews with practitioners and students, weblinks, a glossary, video clips and PowerPoint slides Developing Professional Practice 0-7 is essential reading for anyone training to work in the early years, and an invaluable resource for all those already in the early stages of their careers.
Author: Marianne Sargent
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
A practical focus
Author: Jennie Lindon
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This classic text is invaluable for anyone who needs practical information on under eights and their development, including parents who want to know more about how children learn and develop and practitioners working with young children. It looks at how adults can help children as they change and develop. It describes what children learn from birth to eight and how they change in the different aspects of their development and aims to make sense of their development. This best-selling book is recommended reading on many childcare courses.
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A Practical Guide to Children's Special Needs
Author: Viv East,Linda Evans
Publisher: A&C Black
Everyone working with children should be aware of different special needs and how they can impact on learning. There is no shortage of information out there but there is a shortage of time in which to research and read up on what teachers need to know! This concise guide provides a wealth of information and advice in an easy-to-read, quick-to-dip-into format.
Many Languages - Many Children
Author: Sandra Smidt
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.
Author: Chris Dukes,Maggie Smith
Making sure that young children with special educational needs have the right support is a top priority for all early years settings, but spotting additional needs can be tricky. This book is the ultimate resource for busy practitioners who want good, clear advice on what to look for and how to set up the necessary provision. From an award-winning author team, the advice contained here will empower you, and give you the confidence to identify and plan for the needs of every child in your care. Topics discussed in chapters are as follows: - observation and assessment of needs - physical development, and how to spot problems - communication, language and literacy, and how to spot difficulties - personal, social and emotional development, in line with the holistic child emphasis of the EYFS There are also: - case studies of children between 0 to 5 years - sample policies - lots of photocopiable material, on the CD-Rom that comes with the book Suitable for all early years students and practitioners, this book reminds the reader that all children require additional support at some stage, and that providing it is an essential part of good practice.
A Practical Guide for Teachers
Author: Val Cumine,Julia Dunlop,Gill Stevenson
This fully revised new edition is a clear and concise guide to effective classroom practice. It is designed for teachers and assistants supporting children with Asperger syndrome in mainstream schools and other non-specialist settings. The book provides up-to-date information on the latest developments in this area and relates this to educational practice. With examples of innovative strategies and approaches to facilitate progress in learning, this new edition: outlines the underlying impairments and their educational implications; explores the process of assessment and diagnosis in Asperger Syndrome; offers practical strategies for effective and realistic classroom intervention, including access to the National Curriculum; considers the behavioural challenges the child with Asperger Syndrome may pose; shows how transitions can be supported. Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Teachers, 2nd Edition seeks to inform professionals meeting a child with Asperger Syndrome for the first time and equip them with effective educational and behavioural intervention strategies. This new edition is also updated with reference to Every Child Matters, the Disability Equality Duty and Access Inclusion Planning. This book will be essential to professionals in mainstream schools, educational psychologists, INSET providers (including initial teacher training), as well as to parents, carers and others supporting social and behavioural progress for students with Asperger Syndrome.
Author: Christine Hobart,Jill Frankel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Working with parents is a key competence required in all areas of childcare employment and this much-needed, newly updated resource provides thorough coverage of this important area. Unlike other books, this guide offers a comprehensive yet truly practical approach to all aspects of working with parents and is a valuable addition to the best-selling Practical Guide series.
A Guide for Planning and Coaching Professional Development
Author: Robin J. Fogarty,Brian Pete
Publisher: Corwin Press
This valuable guide offers a wealth of strategies for designing, presenting, and facilitating professional development with follow-up coaching that meets the unique needs of adult learners.
Author: Mary Briggs,Angela Woodfield,Peter Swatton,Cynthia Martin
Publisher: Learning Matters
This core text for primary trainee teachers is a clear introduction to the different kinds of assessment and their purposes. Throughout the book, tasks encourage the reader to practise assessment skills and to reflect on planning, listening, questioning, observing, diagnosing and target-setting. This second edition is referenced throughout to the 2007 QTS Standards and has been fully updated to reflect the Primary National Strategy and key initiatives such as Every Child Matters. There is increased emphasis on peer assessment and target-setting linked to personalised learning. In addition, new material on Early Years observation and foundation/core subjects has been added.
Author: Bernadette Duffy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Reviews of the first edition â€œIn addition to expected information about developmental stages and caregiver response, Duffy discusses diversity and accessibility issues that affect childrenâ€™s response to opportunities to express their creativity â€¦ an admirably detailed guide to creativity for persons involved in caring for young children.â€ Education Review â€œThe strength of Bernadette Duffyâ€™s book is her ability to share through tables, examples, theory and reflections her deep understanding of childrenâ€™s creative processâ€¦â€ Montessori International Magazine Learning through the arts has the potential to stimulate open ended activity that encourages discovery, exploration, experimentation and invention, thus contributing to childrenâ€™s development in all areas of learning and helping to make the curriculum meaningful to them. Bernadette Duffy draws on her extensive experience of promoting young children's creativity and imagination to examine how visual representations, music, dance, imaginative play and drama can enable children to express their feelings, thoughts and responses. She highlights examples of good practice and provides practical guidance for those working with young children in a variety of settings, including home, school and centre-based care. Updated throughout, this second edition considers creativity and imagination in the light of contemporary initiatives such as Every Child Matters, Birth to Three Matters, Sure Start and the Foundation Stage curriculum. Supporting Creativity and Imagination in the Early Yearsis essential reading for early years practitioners and students, as well as anyone who delights in young children's learning and development and wants to explore new ways of supporting it.
Theory and Practice
Author: Ioanna Palaiologou,David Needham,Trevor Male
This book will help you to plan, design and conduct quality research within the specific context of education and educational studies. An impressive cast of contributors discuss the reality of conducting research in different educational settings and provide practical advice for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and early career researchers doing research in education. The book discusses key philosophical issues such as understanding research paradigms, ethics and selecting appropriate methodologies but remains grounded in the practical experience of the researcher. It has comprehensive coverage of the whole research process from start to finish, is easy to navigate and helps develop key skills such as: Time management Creating good research questions and hypotheses Constructing the literature review Structuring a project Writing a proposal Managing data Analysing data Writing for specific audiences Packed full of learning features and showcasing a wide range of voices and opinions this book is an ideal guide for anyone conducting research in education or educational studies.
Working within a Whole-School Approach
Author: Elizabeth Cowne
*Shortlisted for nasen Awards 2009: Book to Promote Professional Development* SENCOs have a key role to play in developing and implementing an inclusive framework for meeting Special Educational Needs The fifth edition of this best-selling SENCO Handbook provides up-to-date information and advice in relation to three key government publications; Removing Barriers to Achievement: The Government’s Strategy for SEN (2004), Every Child Matters: Change for Children in Schools (2004) and the Disability Discrimination Act (2005), particularly the disability equality duty and accessibility plan. Elizabeth Cowne offers clear and practical guidance to SENCOs enabling them to meet the demands made on them by the latest legislation and practice. This comprehensive companion: introduces the reader to the key concepts and issues of SEN and inclusion provides detailed information for SENCOs, head teachers and governors about developing whole-school policy and practice for children and young people with SEN advises on essential aspects of the SENCos' role including the management of support staff, working in partnership with parents and outside agencies, and the improvement of teaching and learning. enables those working in education to debate, discuss and reflect on the issues presented in relation to their work in schools or other settings includes a photocopiable section of staff development activities gives information on further reading and source materials. The SENCO Handbook remains essential reading for all those responsible for special educational needs working in early years, primary, secondary and FE settings.
Author: Alice Hansen
Publisher: Learning Matters
Primary teacher training is challenging. Trainees must be prepared to consider teaching in innovative ways, while remaining focussed on the unchanging requirements of children’s learning. The third edition of this popular core book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS taking account of the diverse aspects of primary professional studies. Mapped to the Teachers' Standards and the new National Curriculum, this text designed specifically for the primary professional studies module. It begins with an exploration of the curriculum reviewing recent changes together with the new National Curriculum as well as taking a wider view of curriculum design and delivery. The text moves on to look at 'The Developing Child' encouraging students to home in on child-centred teaching and learning and explores the needs and learning journeys of all children. 'The Developing Teacher' section outlines and highlights the professional role of the teacher and helps trainees to consider the kind of teachers they want to be. Finally, the text covers essential 'Teaching Skills', offering trainees friendly and accessible advice on planning, assessments and behaviour management. Exploring key issues in current teaching and learning such as inclusion, safeguarding and the wider school community explore, this third edition also includes new chapters on children's learning in the early years and children's voice enhancing the text's child-centred focus. Also included is a completely new chapter on managing your teaching environment to help trainees consider the small things about everyday teaching that can really make a difference in the classroom. A comprehensive guide offering in-depth coverage of all aspects of teaching and learning, together with practical teaching suggestions.
Author: Claudia Fuhriman Eliason,Loa Thomson Jenkins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
We learn often in life, but only once as a child. This popular book will help future teachers make the most of this special time. Here is complete coverage of how children learn, what they can learn, and how to teach them. The focus is on creating a child-centered curriculum that addresses children's needs in all developmental areas–physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive. The authors provide a wealth of meaningful teaching strategies–accompanied by lesson plans, activities, recipes, and more–that will meet the needs and interests of children ages three to eight, all synchronized to these children's developmental skills and cognitive capabilities. For teachers and future teachers specializing in Early Childhood Education.