Children, Teachers, Creative Activities and Environments

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Children, Teachers, Creative Activities and Environments. Chapters 5 and 6. I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. Albert Einstein, 18791955, German physicist. Differentiated Instruction. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Children, Teachers, and Creative Activies and EnvironmentsChildren, Teachers, Creative Activities and EnvironmentsI never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. Albert Einstein, 18791955, German physicistChapters 5 and 6Differentiated InstructionIs child centered; teacher coordinates and promotes independenceRespect and acceptance for similarities and differencesLessons are student pacedStudents have choices on topics and ways to workThe teacher uses more than one way to teachMultiple assessments are used Assessments guide instructionMultiple IntelligencesLinguistic - word smartLogical/Mathematical logic smartVisual/ Spatial - picture smartMusical - music smartBodily/Kinesthetic - body smart Interpersonal - person smartIntrapersonal - self smartNaturalistic - nature smartChildren with Special NeedsStart at childs current level and help them advance to the next levelTailor the environment Interact on their level of problem solving and thinkingContinually Challenge the studentAdjust the lesson material, the presentation of the material and lesson time accordingly Attention Span of StudentsRemember that your students do not have the attention span of an adult. Especially the younger the student, the shorter the attention span. Plan activities accordingly to best capture your students attentionWhen students begin to lose interest and the lesson is not over, make sure to have something planned every 5- 15 minutes or so depending on the level of the students in your class to change up the pace. Physical Environment Positive physical environment is key to the success of the creative activities Careful attention must be given to safety, amount and organization of space, light, sound, & furnitureFloors should be easily cleaned and have sufficient spaceConsider the source of natural light (children with visual difficulties , those with limited vision) Make sure the room has enough lightRunning water and sinksLow and sturdy shelvesTables with washable surfaces and accessible to children in wheelchairsArrangement of Space and EquipmentArrangement of space in early childhood program has effect on safety and success of creative activities Open play spaces should not be to large that it becomes difficult to supervise children properlyDivide space into interest centers or activity areasSpace should be kept as open and flexible as possible to adjust to growth, development, and change in needsArrange a space for each child (cubby, shoebox, etc.)Activities and Interest CentersActivity or interest center is defined space with materials that the student can use to learn without the teachers constant presenceExperts recommend the following centers for young children:Art Area, Housekeeping/dramatic play center, Block-building area, manipulative area, science/discovery center, music center, language arts center, sand and water play area, social studies center (people and places)woodworking center, outdoor play areaSelection of Equipment for Creative ActivitiesSimple in design (use crayons, blocks, clay, sand, paint, and empty cardboard boxes)Stimulating (Should be equipment that allows children to do things that motivate them)Large and easy to use (Big trucks, large hollow blocks)Durable Available in proper amountsDesigned to encourage children to play togetherSafeVariety of materials for the multiple intelligences of children in the groupWhat will you have in your classroom?Materials:Manipulative:Other Learning objects or Equipment:

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