(Unit 4) Topic 1: Cultural Competency and Responsiveness
3 Clock Hours of Early Childhood Education
Intentional teaching can be defined as using teaching strategies that have a purpose, are thoughtful, and are based on the children’s interests and abilities.
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Model behavior, interactions, activities and actions
Example: The toddler teacher models washing her hands after each toddler diaper change. The toddlers practice with the teacher.
Demonstrate an activity
Example: The pre-kindergarten teacher demonstrates how to use a pair of scissors to cut out a paper shape.
Asks open-ended questions
Example: The preschool teacher asks the boys playing in the water table, “What happens if you pour water into the floating box?”
Example: How many cups of water will you need to pour into the box before it sinks?
Example: The pre-kindergarten teacher explains how to mix the playdough.
Problem solve to extend learning
Example: The bridge keeps falling down. What will happen if we add a bigger block?
Plan for knowledge building
Example: The teacher plans group and individual activities based on the children’s interests, strengths, and developmental stage.
Observe and document children’s learning
Example: Observe the children as they are engaged in activities. Record/document what they can do and use the information to plan for the next learning experience.
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