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ERIC Number: EJ868217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Setting an Example in the Classroom: Teaching Children What We Want Them to Learn
Shidler, Linda
Young Children, v64 n5 p88-91 Sep 2009
Teachers of young children make many decisions each day. These range from deciding what book to read to a group to decisions regarding interactions with individual children. Regardless of the types of decisions they must make, the overarching goal of any early childhood teacher is to use positive interactions to help children learn new skills and content and to negotiate social situations. This article is divided into four sections, namely (1) conflict resolution; (2) guidance approach; (3) starting an activity; and (4) unlearned skills, which illustrate some of the decisions teachers have to make regarding how they will interact with and teach the children in their classrooms. They are issues related to guidance as well as curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A