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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the FTCE Prekindergarten/Primary PK-3 (053): Practice & Study Guide course
- Early Childhood Growth & Development
- External Factors in Childhood Development
- Developmental Theories of Learning
- Federal & State Laws on Education
- Early Childhood Education Professional Organizations & Trends
- Planning & Facilitating Early Learning
- Student Guidance & Behavioral Management
- Using Assessment & Evaluation in Teaching
- Utilizing Technology in the Classroom
- Family & Community Involvement in Early Education
- Subject-Specific Teaching Strategies
- Serving the Educational Needs of Diverse Populations
- Literacy Instruction in the Classroom
- Emergent Literacy in the Classroom
- Literacy in Early Education
- Teaching Comprehension & Vocabulary
- Writing Processes & Development
- Early Childhood Mathematics Instruction
- Early Childhood Math Concepts
- Early Childhood Science Instruction
- Basics of Physical & Earth Sciences
- Basic Concepts in Life Science
- Social Studies in Early Education