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Ch 7: Developmentally Appropriate Practices & the Classroom

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Feel confident that you understand the use of developmentally appropriate practices in the classroom with help from this chapter's fun lessons. Several quizzes and a practice exam can strengthen your knowledge and ability to excel on an upcoming test.

Developmentally Appropriate Practices & the Classroom - Chapter Summary

Our instructors offer a comprehensive overview of developmentally appropriate practices for the classroom. Lessons closely examine the basics of DAP, how to develop rapport with students, strategies for teaching to course standards and more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • List and discuss the 12 principles of child development and learning
  • Define DAP and describe its 10 effective teaching strategies
  • Describe the professionals involved in early childhood program collaborations
  • Identify and discuss tips and strategies for teaching to course standards
  • Explain how to manage the physical space for learning in early childhood
  • Share strategies for establishing daily routines in the classroom
  • Discuss ways educators can develop rapport with pupils

Study developmentally appropriate practices for the classroom your way by selecting the lessons you want to review and visiting them as often as you'd like. All lessons are available 24/7 using any computer or mobile device, enabling you to study whenever and wherever your schedule allows. Short quizzes accompanying the lessons let you check your understanding of the concepts they cover. Use our practice exam to test your knowledge of this entire chapter before the day of your test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: Developmentally Appropriate Practices & the Classroom
DAP: Twelve Principles of Child Development & Learning

1. DAP: Twelve Principles of Child Development & Learning

The National Association for the Education of Young Children has put forth 12 principles of child development and learning. This lesson will review these principles and provide examples of how they can be applied in education.

DAP: Strategies for Effective Teaching

2. DAP: Strategies for Effective Teaching

DAP is a buzzword in education, but what exactly does it mean? In this lesson, we'll explore DAP, including what it is, the five essential guidelines for effective teaching, and the ten effective teaching strategies that fall under DAP.

Collaboration Among Early Childhood Program Professionals

3. Collaboration Among Early Childhood Program Professionals

Many people have roles in early childhood classrooms. As a result, collaboration is a key component of being an early childhood educator. In this lesson, look at the types of people involved in early childhood education and tips for collaboration.

Tips & Strategies for Teaching to Course Standards

4. Tips & Strategies for Teaching to Course Standards

While standards are a means by which states, school districts, and schools ensure uniformity in teaching, not every teacher understands how to use them to their advantage. This lesson will look at how to analyze standards and use them to design activities and assessments in the classroom.

Managing the Physical Space for Early Childhood Learning

5. Managing the Physical Space for Early Childhood Learning

In this lesson, we will learn strategies for managing physical space in the context of early childhood learning. We will learn about the importance of safety, functionality, and aesthetics. We will also look at how seating arrangements can be configured.

Establishing Daily Classroom Routines

6. Establishing Daily Classroom Routines

The learning environment must be properly managed to promote student success. This lesson describes ideas for making clear expectations for classroom schedules, transitions, and routines.

How to Develop Rapport with Students

7. How to Develop Rapport with Students

Developing positive relationships with students is an important part of the job for educators. This lesson describes ways to do this and shows how to apply these methods to your everyday teaching.

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