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Professionalism In The Classroom


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What is professionalism in a preschool setting?

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Professionalism In The Classroom

  1. 1. Professionalism in the Classroom<br />Learning to Listen to the Words <br />We use with Children<br />
  2. 2. What kind of negative things did you hear as a kid?<br />Don’t be a crybaby<br />Why don’t you be nice?<br />That’s why we have rules<br />Just do what I say!<br />I’ll give you something to cry about<br />Don’t interupt me, I ‘m talking to an adult<br />
  3. 3. Good Boy or Good Girl?<br />
  4. 4. Isn’t He Cute?<br />
  5. 5. Tell Them You’re Sorry!<br />
  6. 6. You Need To Share!<br />
  7. 7. O.K.?<br />Are you asking a question or making as statement?<br />
  8. 8. Hey You Guys!!<br />
  9. 9. No! No! No!<br />
  10. 10. We’re not going to have no crying!<br />
  11. 11. What kind of negative phraseshave you heard lately?<br />Don’t interrupt me, I’m busy talking to an adult<br />Rules are made to be followed, not broken<br />Stop running!!!<br /> What can you add to this list?<br />
  12. 12. What is Professionalism?<br />Dedication<br />Patience<br />Respect<br />Team Player<br />Continuing Education <br />Respect, honesty, integrity for all<br />
  13. 13. A Professional Early Childhood Educator…<br />Nurtures Self as well as the Children in their charge<br />Moves up the Career Ladder<br />Knows and uses community resources <br />Knows that teaching and learning is a life long process<br />Treats children with respect and honesty<br />Is a team player!!<br />Provides a safe and predictable environment<br />Knows that learning is a life long process and seeks to improve their own skills<br />Treats each child with respect, dignity and honesty according to their development <br />Has a sense of “Aura” in her room<br />
  14. 14. Professional Early Childhood Educator Continued<br />Uses teachable moments<br />Knows their own strengths and weakness<br />Connects with other caregivers and associations<br />Respects diversity<br />Is ethical in the daily interactions with staff, children and parents<br />Positive Role Model<br />Acts in a calm and collective manner during emergencies<br />Keeps confidentiality<br />Room conversations between adults are kept to a minimum<br />Conversations to be at child level-investigation, scaffolding, encouraging rich oral language and engaging interactions in the classroom<br />
  15. 15. Children learn from what they live<br />If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.If children live with fairness, they learn justice.If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live<br />