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The Assignment (see details & rubric below)
The "Guidance & Discipline Poster Session" assignment requires the following steps for completion:
1) Select a challenging behavior seen in an early childhood classroom.
(Find a list of challenging behaviors from the Master Teacher Website. You'll be REQUIRED to set up an account first.)
2) Then, research causes and interventions for the behavior in professional magazines, journals, and websites (only ONE website allowed).
3) Create a display to share what you have learned. Small tri-fold boards are recommended.
This library instruction session will help you learn how to:
- Understand the significance of searching library databases and how to search the Internet more effectively
- Understand the importance of keywords in broadening or narrowing your search results
- Find articles meant for ECE professionals (in scholarly journals, trade magazines, professional websites) in order to learn about important topics in the field, read in-depth information, and learn professional vocabulary
- Grow your research skills to apply them in future classes and daily life
Detailed Assignment & Rubric
GUIDANCE & DISCIPLINE POSTER SESSION (35 points)
Intended Learning & Outcome Goals: Communication strategies to support positive relationships with children and families. Building relationships through problem solving during sensitive behavior topics; cultural understandings around discipline. Positive strategies applied to guidance practices.
Steps to complete this project:
1. Sign up for a challenging behavior seen in an early childhood classroom. (You may consider using the Master Teacher website for a list of behaviors, as discussed in the Library Research presentation. Choose a couple of behaviors that interest you for research purposes, but choose only one to present.)
2. Research causes and interventions in professional magazines, journals, and websites. You may only use ONE website. These must be APA referenced.
3. Create a display to share what you have learned. Tri-fold boards are required.
Give your challenging behavior poster board a new, positive title – get creative!- 4 points
At least three PROFESSIONAL resources cited APA style on board- 3 points
A full description of the behavior is provided- 3 points
At least three causes of the behavior identified on board (phrases or sentences required)- 6 points
At least four interventions to assist teachers in the classroom or parents at home. Describe these positive, respectful culturally responsive strategies on your board (phrases or sentences required)- 8 points
Display is neat- all sections of information are labeled; all information is typed; materials are glued on well; layout is visually appealing; no spelling errors- 4 points
At least two images/pictures are used to add visual appeal- images are high quality and large enough to see (minimum 4”x6”) - 2 points
Oral presentation – presentation to class is professional; practiced and knowlegable about your topic; good voice; eye contact; may use notes, but not fully reading during presentation.- 5 points
Outcomes: Information competency; effective communication; critical, creative, reflective thinking; list and implement effective instructional strategies for positive guidance.