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Roles & Responsibilities of Early Childhood Educators - Chapter Summary
Our professional instructors in this series of lesson videos will help you reinforce your understanding of the theories, programs, skills and strategies useful when fulfilling the role of an early childhood educator. These lesson videos are made to be mobile device compatible so that you have a versatile way to review:
- Classroom strategies for effective learning
- The family systems theory
- Stages of the family life cycle and parent-child relationships
- Strategies of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 regulations
- Importance of Individual Education Plans (IEP)s in the classroom
- Time and stress management
- The role of field-specific professional organizations
For an additional review of the material covered in these lesson videos, try reading the lesson transcripts. These written lesson overviews will help you reinforce your understanding of the material presented in the videos while highlighting in bold the key vocabulary of the chapter. Test your retention of the information presented in these lessons by taking the lesson quizzes, and then use the results from these assessments to find topics you need to review further. Use the video tags to skip over the material you've already mastered and review only the topics you didn't.
1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies
We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.
2. Becoming an Effective Teacher
Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.
3. Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time
The term 'family' can have different definitions, such as a family of a mother, father, and children, or family units that consist of extended family members and friends. This lesson will define the family systems theory and explore various types of families, models of influence, and changing family trends.
4. The Family Life Cycle: Definition, Stages & Theory
What kind of phases does a family typically go through? In this lesson, we will examine the family life cycle, as well as learn about two measurements for family health: cohesion and adaptability.
5. Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation
The parent-child relationship is often considered to be the most enduring and significant relationship in one's life. This lesson will explain the different types of parent-child relationships and how they impact development. The lesson will end with a brief quiz to test your knowledge.
6. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies
A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.
7. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary
It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.
8. How Students Qualify for Special Education Services
Understanding how students qualify for special education services can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be. In this video, we will break down the basics of special education qualification in the K-12 public school system.
9. Educating Students with Special Needs
In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.
10. Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will explore what an Individual Education Program (IEP) is and the three key components of an IEP. We will also discuss who needs an IEP and who does not.
11. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.
12. What is Time Management? - Definition, Examples & Studies
There are more options today than ever before for ways to spend our time - or waste it! Read on to learn why and how we can better manage our most scarce resource.
13. Time Management & Job Stress
Time management is something we all deal with as our lives get more hectic. In this lesson, we will address time management and the stress it can put on an individual in the workplace.
14. Parent Teacher Conference Tips
'It takes a village to raise a child.' Although many know this to be an old African proverb, research has shown that student achievement increases when parents and teachers work together. This lesson will explore the importance of the parent-teacher conference when it comes to student success.
15. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education
Joining a professional education organization can provide educators with all sorts of benefits. But how can a teacher find an association in his or her content area? Watch this lesson for the benefits of field-specific organizations and how to find one.
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Other chapters within the MEGA Early Childhood Education: Practice & Study Guide course
- Early Childhood Development
- Developmental Learning Theories
- Health & Safety Issues in Early Childhood
- Promoting Learning & Development
- Assessment in Early Childhood
- Positive Learning Environments for Young Children
- Oral Language Development in Children
- Reading Instruction
- Early Childhood Writing Instruction
- Teaching Children Using the Arts
- Health & Physical Education for Children
- Math Foundations for Instruction
- Number Sense for Children
- Concepts & Tools in Geography
- Overview of American History
- Social Studies Concepts: Cultures
- Social Studies Concepts: Civics
- Social Studies Concepts: Economics
- Foundations for Teaching Science
- Science Concepts: Physical Sciences
- Basic Concepts of Earth & Space
- Living Organisms & Ecosystems
- MEGA Early Childhood Education Flashcards