Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Staff Development for Early Childhood Education The human beings have different multiple intelligences and they act according to their interest & capacity. If these intelligences are provided a chance to grow up, then it enables people to enhance their skills accordingly. It helps people to grasp quickly. Otherwise, it becomes difficult or time taking to develop an understating. People from the developing countries are generally in a transitional period. They have left their old practices and moving towards new practices. The process sometimes confuses as they fall into their old practices because they have not grasped the new practices for various reasons. Therefore, its essential to facilitate the staff according to their level of understanding and engage them in intellectual discourse as well as practical demonstrations. Here are few tips for staff development; • Ask open ended questions about their perceptions and interests in the field of Early Childhood Development. • Understand their background relevant experiences (if they have) • Develop an understanding about their general and specific professional needs • Engage them in the joint planning sessions so they feel empowerment • Create practical demonstrations and observation so they could examine the impact of the demonstration in a positive or negative way • Be part of the whole process as a critical friend, and a pedagogical leader to enhance their confidence and creativity • Facilitate and guide them according to their needs so they could feel good about it • Arrange reflective sessions for staff to think critically about their roles and responsibilities. The challenges they face and alternatives they find to overcome the challenges. • Give them options if they are stuck. Or perform role plays to give them confidence in moving ahead in their profession.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Teaching Active Listening to Children