January 12th 2018
Instructional Support Teaching Practice: I help children focus on learning goals by talking about what they will learn before an activity, highlighting the goals during the activity, and recapping at the end of the activity.
Tedx Talks: Simple Preschool Game Boost Math Scores
Repeated Readings at Circle Time
Spotlight of the Week: Differentiation
*Allow for advanced learners. What else could they do to extend the activity? Be prepared for fast finishers and allow for creativity.
*Allow for those who are not developmentally ready. This is not a bad thing, they just are not ready. i.e. tear paper instead of cutting.
*Always allow for a special needs child.
*Explain the activity during circle or group time. Show each step, and describe safety precautions for using materials. i.e. don't cut hair, fingers, clothes.
*Use a transition activity to send children to small group. (note have materials all ready set up and one teacher/volunteer present at table, if possible)
*Start activity with an advanced group and have an independent activity ready for your other group (so the advanced group doesn't get bored and start trouble!)
*While you meet with your groups, you should be taking assessment notes on each child and ALWAYS make sure you are following IEP goals for specific children.