Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Preschool Teacher

The Importance Of Preschool Teachers

While some preschool programs are offered through the public school system, most are offered through private or religious institutions. Such programs generally offer a play-based curriculum that prepares children for the school environment. Preschool teachers facilitate this experience for children in their classroom.
Preschool teachers are crucial to a successful preschool experience. For many children, preschool colors the way that they forever look at school; it is this first experience that should foster a lifelong love of learning and an overall sense of comfort and achievement within the preschool environment. Preschool teachers will often take basic concepts and incorporate them into play. Children at this age learn through play concepts that incorporate all of their senses. Effective preschool teachers are able to engage the preschooler and offer lessons through these playful avenues.

Physical activities, such as ball play, foster hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills, writing games sharpen fine motor skills, card games help to encourage memory retention, and games focused on books instill a love of reading and language. Preschool teachers, in many cases, are extremely involved in the development of the curriculum – incorporating ABC’s, math, social sciences, and history through learning games. Today’s modern preschool teachers also have the computer at their disposal; computer games designed for preschoolers teach a variety of fun-filled lessons through the use of color, sound, and interactive games.
Qualifications for preschool teachers vary according to state however accreditation in some capacity is unilaterally required. State regulations dictate the level of education preschool teachers must have. For a preschool teacher to educate effectively, she must have a heart of compassion. A preschool teacher needs a compassionate heart, so she can effectively address the children in a calm, fair, and loving manner. There are a few basic ways that a preschool teacher can show compassion toward her students and develop a caring classroom environment.
Compassion is Firm, Fair, and Consistent
There is no place for a preschool teacher who shows preference or favoritism toward certain students. Compassion means that the teacher must use loving judgment to discern how to handle a situation. For example, if a child disobeys a classroom policy, the discipline must be the same for every child who disobeys that same rule. Compassion is Remembering that No One is Perfect
Preschool teachers have to deal with a great number of spilled drinks, dumped paints, crumbled crayons, and messy meals. Children feel accepted when a preschool teacher doesn’t criticize or ostracize them in the classroom. Compassion is Sympathizing with a Situation
Preschool children love to talk to someone who has a sympathetic ear. Preschool teachers can be some of the best confidants and encouragers to young children. If a child loses their favorite toy or breaks their prize possession, a preschool teacher should lovingly console the child. Preschool teachers can have an effective classroom filled with compassion. Young children are impressionable, and a tenderhearted teacher can have a valuable impact on a maturing young life.
Your Unique Role As Your Child’s First And Most Important Preschool Teacher
Whether you like it or not, you are your child’s first and most influential preschool teacher.
The reason many children fail is through no fault of their own.
Making your child feel good about himself is absolutely crucial to your role as preschool teacher.
Accelerated Learning, Learn To Learn, Whole Brain Learning, are all terms that refer to developments in the field of brain-based educational research (another term!).
The early years, indeed the pre-school years of a child’s life are the most crucial years. As a parent you simply cannot avoid being a preschool teacher.
In a research study of forty-three Kansas City family’s one key factor in promoting intellectual development in young children stood out… TALK.
It’s the most important aspect of your role as a pre-school teacher.
Talk is also one of the best ways of assessing an older child’s understanding. The issue for working parents is finding a day care center, individual or pre-school teacher who can give their child the kind of stimulation only talk can provide. Developmental programs should emphasize talk.
Talking To Our Brains
Powerful note making and learning tools because they reveal how our brain thinks.
These tools are being adapted by people like Eva Hoffman (Learn to Learn) for young children.
“Who’s the idiot who decided children should learn foreign languages in high school? The whole area of brain-research and education is opening up new horizons for our children. It is crucial that parents realize and respond to the critical role they have to play in their child’s development.


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