About This Chapter
Teaching Strategies for the Whole Child - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, review methods for implementing a holistic approach to your teaching. Explore ways to nurture student socialization and support the emotional needs of your students. Specifically, examine:
- Approaches for holistic teaching
- Teaching nutrition, health, and safety
- Nurturing the desire for physical activity
- Supporting emotional well-being
- Encouraging involvement in personal, family, and community health
- Strategies for keeping students engaged in learning
- Focusing on the emotional needs of students with learning differences
Our instructors have developed these lessons to help you easily understand and absorb the information. You can take a self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson to apply what you've learned. At the end of the chapter, you can take a chapter exam to see how well you've retained the information.
1. Educating the Whole Child: Approach & Examples
When we teach a student, we teach a whole person. Forgetting this, teachers sometimes treat students as disembodied brains. To educate the whole child, teachers must remember that their students have bodies, emotions, backgrounds, and interests.
2. Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood
As children grow and develop, so do threats to their health. From nutrition and childhood obesity to accidents, this lesson will explore the issues that face children in early childhood and what parents can do to deal with them.
3. The Teacher's Role in Socializing Students to Be Physically Active
In this lesson, you'll find out what role a teacher can play in encouraging students to move more. The lesson presents reasons why this topic is important and gives teachers new ideas for physical activity in the classroom.
4. Promoting Student Mental Health as a Teacher
Teachers play an important role in promoting the mental health of their students. In this lesson, you will learn why mental health is important and how you can help your students feel emotionally healthy.
5. Student Involvement in Personal, Family & Community Health
In this lesson, we will discuss ways to engage students in decision-making and problem-solving health topics. We will also explore ways to enhance student involvement in identifying ways to improve personal, family, community health and demonstrate evidence of applied strategies.
6. Student Engagement Strategies for Teachers
Blank stares. Doodlers. Side conversations. All teachers face the challenge of keeping an entire class's attention for an entire lesson. To eliminate those 'Bueller? Bueller?' moments, read on for strategies to engage students.
7. Addressing Emotional Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities
When a student is diagnosed with a learning disability, teachers and parents often focus on the academic challenges that arise. This lesson will discuss how these students may be emotionally affected and how teachers can help.
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Other chapters within the NMTA Assessment of Teacher Competency - Early Childhood: Practice & Study Guide course
- Developmental Learning Theories
- Childhood Relationships, Communication & Social Development
- Childhood Developmental Challenges
- Processes, Practices & Differences in Learning
- Positive Learning Environments for Young Children
- Environmental Factors on Learning
- Instructional Planning to Promote Learning
- Handling Diversity & Disabilities in the Classroom
- Structuring & Managing Learning Environments
- Communication as an Educational Tool
- Assessment Strategies for Early Childhood
- The Professional Educator
- Creating Positive Interactions & Relationships in Education
- Foundations of the Early Childhood Education
- Rights & Responsibilities in the Early Childhood Classroom
- NMTA Assessment of Teacher Competency - Early Childhood Flashcards