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Category Archives: Featured

Praising and Sharing Approval

Recognition can take numerous forms – a word of praise, an embrace, thumbs up sign and at times a tangible reward.  But every bit is important to reinforcement as the speed with which the approval is shown.   The praise should be immediate so that the child can make connections between his or her act Continue Reading

The Importance of Listening Children began to listen long before they read, write, or speak.  Some children enter school without ever having listened consciously or been held responsible for listening.  For many children, listening is the most important medium of listening.  Growth in the other skills of communication is always conditioned by the ability to listen.  Listening Continue Reading

HANDICAPPED-DEFINITIONS TO UNDERSTAND

United States Population is 325.7 million (2017)with 40 million having long-lasting conditions or disabilities or 12.6% as of 2015 with 906, 784 using wheelchairs, 3, 517,225 using canes, 274,783 having artificial limbs and 2 million children with handicaps (a 2% increase in last 10 years). DEFINITIONS TO UNDERSTAND                 Continue Reading

WHY DO CHILDREN BULLY?

Yes, another school year has begun!  Will we see bullying occurring again this year?  Bullying is a concern and we need to be aware of it!  What are reasons, effects and warning signs? There are all kinds of reasons why young children bully others, either occasionally or often. Do any of these reasons sound familiar to Continue Reading

FOCUS ON BEHAVIOR

This skill on focusing on behavior is easy to understand but more difficult to use.  That’s because we tend to focus on other people’s attitudes or personalities when we interact with them.  We are continually making judgments about other people’s attitudes, personalities, and motivations.  This person is friendly; that one is hostile; this one is Continue Reading

Cooperative games help children develop the essential skills of cooperation, communication, empathy, and conflict resolution by giving them an opportunity to work together toward a common goal.  These games require the skills of everyone in the group, not of just one or two people.   There is no sole winner.   All children will benefit since no one Continue Reading

REASONS WHY WE COMMUNICATE

Dictionary defines communication: “to act one upon another.” We use our communication to: share information comment ask questions express wants and needs develop social relationships develop social etiquette which is polite behavior in society  Thus, communication is much more than our wants and needs.  Does our main reason for communication change over time? Yes! Communication in the school place helps you understand each other better and contributes to productivity and efficiency at your Continue Reading

Five Ways to Teach Children Science

Getting involved with children’s education is the single best way to ensure they learn according to their potential. It’s especially fun and easy to participate in science education. You don’t need to be a scientist, or have lots of facts in your head. All you need is a love of discovery. Show children that it’s Continue Reading

PRAISE!

PRAISE Praise is defined in the Webster’s Dictionary as “the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation.” Praise statements indicate that an adult’s preferences have been followed and often begin with the phrase “I like…” Teachers use praise to foster a students’ sense of “self-esteem, autonomy (independence or freedom, as of the will or one’s Continue Reading