ECH 135 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1
Briefly describe one of the theories of cognitive/emotional development and the implications for an early childhood classroom. Do you feel this theory is a good model for choosing a classroom behavior plan? Why or why not?
ECH 135 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2
Do you think using rewards is appropriate in a classroom setting? Why or why not?
Discuss one effect of poverty on the development of cognition and emotion. How would you mitigate the effect in your classroom?
ECH135 Topic 2 Discussion Question 2
Briefly discuss attachment theory. What are some potential ramifications for early childhood classrooms if this theory is an accurate construct for cognition and emotional development? Do you think it is possible to ameliorate the effects of a lack of attachment in the classroom? Why or why not?
Who should have more control in the classroom, the teachers or the students? Why? What theory or theories support your thinking?
ECH135 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2
As you think about your classroom management, what will you want to emphasize and why?
Discuss how the guidance approach fits into the core values identified in Section I of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Support.
ECH135 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2
According to the textbook, what is the difference in the constructs of misbehavior and mistaken behavior?
Discuss how setting consistent classroom routines support positive classroom behavior.
ECH135 Topic 5 Discussion Question 2
If you were to work in a school with set schedules that determine when a subject is taught, as well as what is taught (sometimes scripted), how might you plan for, and implement, times for young children to participate in active learning and inquiry?
Discuss the difference between a teacher-centered and a learner-centered classroom. Do you think that one style is more appropriate? Why or why not?
ECH135 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2
How does classroom design and organization support learning and positive behavior?