Communication and interaction with all stakeholders are the keys to success in any field of activity. This principle also applies to education, including the teaching of children. To successfully implement the educational process, it is necessary to listen carefully and closely communicate with the child and their parents. The purpose of this essay is to analyze additional ways to improve the educational process, provided by the example of three video clips.
The first video, a 15-minute training session, focuses on gathering information about a child. This factor is crucial for making any further decisions regarding the training programs used. Stinton (2018), in his video, gives examples of questions that a specialist should ask: with whom and what does the child like to play with, what are their reactions to certain stimuli. This formulation of the problem allows for maximizing the introductory process’s effectiveness by identifying the needs of children. This approach is fundamental so that I will include a mandatory and repetitive information gathering step in my future practice.
The webinar from NAYEC focuses on several aspects at once: from the teacher’s self-identification to specific advice ready for use in practice. Without the first part, teaching cannot be complete because if the teacher cannot accurately position themself, the educational process will be slowed down. Thus, NAYEC (2019) emphasizes that a teacher for a child at this age is an anchor that secures the future profession while simultaneously combining the functions of a teacher, caregiver, entrepreneur, and manager. Such a volume of work is enormous; however, with the correct distribution of efforts, the video teaches that it is quite real. I also want to use advice on personal and professional boundaries in my practice, as this is an essential part of work ethics.
Finally, the third video, provided by NAEYC Training, focuses on how the teacher and the child’s family work together. The webinar offers a 6-step list of principles, guided by which the teacher can effectively cooperate with parents, thereby involving them in the teaching process and making learning more productive. Among the approaches put forward are, for example, family involvement in decision making and goal setting, which is critical for determining the effectiveness of the entire educational program (NAEYC Training, 2019). All the principles considered are focused on the two-way communication between the teacher and the parents, and it is this factor that I will include in my future practice.
Kathryn Stinton. (2018). Partnership working in the early years [Video]. YouTube. Web.
NAEYC. (2019). Webinar: How to provide high-quality family child care [Video]. YouTube. Web.
NAEYC Training. (2019). Families and educators together: Building great relationships that support young children [Video]. YouTube. Web.