Applying Developmental
Practices in the Early
Elementary Classroom
A Visit to Hancock Elementary School
First Grade
Karen ...
NAEYC: Guidelines for Decisions for
a developmentally appropriate
practice in programs from birth to
age 8
 Teachers must...
Creating a caring community of
Learners.
 Teachers establish a caring/inclusive community in which
all children can devel...
 Positive relationships with adults and other children
provide an outlet for children to learn about themselves
and how t...
Develop self-regulation
Teachers set clear, consistent and fair expectations for behavior.
Children are engaged in creatin...
We start the year by setting up our
rules.
We are good listeners.
Responsive Classroom
Greenfield Center School
Classroom environment is designed
To support the physiological and
psychological needs of the
students….
 A teacher is se...
Classroom Environment
Time to relax and enjoy being at
school.
The Learning Environment
 Children experience an
organized environment
and an orderly routine.
 The learning environment...
Teachers create an intellectually
engaging and responsive
environment to promote each child’s
learning and development.
Decisions about curriculum
should take into consideration
the age and experience of the
learners.
Assessment
Assessment is
ongoing, strategic and
purposeful. The results are
used to inform instruction
for the benefit of ...
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  1. 1. Applying Developmental Practices in the Early Elementary Classroom A Visit to Hancock Elementary School First Grade Karen S. Lowenthal M.Ed
  2. 2. NAEYC: Guidelines for Decisions for a developmentally appropriate practice in programs from birth to age 8  Teachers must know the implications of child development in order to make decisions about how to teach as well as when to teach curricular concepts
  3. 3. Creating a caring community of Learners.  Teachers establish a caring/inclusive community in which all children can develop and learn.
  4. 4.  Positive relationships with adults and other children provide an outlet for children to learn about themselves and how to develop positive relationships with people. Children learn to respect and acknowledge different abilities and talents and to value each person.
  5. 5. Develop self-regulation Teachers set clear, consistent and fair expectations for behavior. Children are engaged in creating rules. Teachers redirect to more acceptable behavior. Teachers facilitate and model conflict resolution.
  6. 6. We start the year by setting up our rules.
  7. 7. We are good listeners.
  8. 8. Responsive Classroom Greenfield Center School
  9. 9. Classroom environment is designed To support the physiological and psychological needs of the students….  A teacher is sensitive to the sensory needs of the class and provides ample opportunities for movement and rest throughout the day  Program protects child’s psychological safety by providing an environment that helps the child feel secure and relaxed.
  10. 10. Classroom Environment
  11. 11. Time to relax and enjoy being at school.
  12. 12. The Learning Environment  Children experience an organized environment and an orderly routine.  The learning environment provides a variety of materials and opportunities for children to have first hand, meaningful experiences.
  13. 13. Teachers create an intellectually engaging and responsive environment to promote each child’s learning and development.
  14. 14. Decisions about curriculum should take into consideration the age and experience of the learners.
  15. 15. Assessment Assessment is ongoing, strategic and purposeful. The results are used to inform instruction for the benefit of the children.
  16. 16. The End! Enjoy a few more photos!

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