Teaching Children to Listen

A practical approach to developing children's listening skills

Author: Liz Spooner,Jacqui Woodcock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441184090

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 6900

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Increasing numbers of children find it a challenge to stay focused on a task and follow even simple instructions in the classroom. Teaching Children to Listen outlines a whole-school approach to improving listening skills. It begins by looking at why listening skills are important and how to overcome barriers to achieving them, before pinpointing the behaviours that children need to learn in order to be a good listener. The book includes: The Listening Skills Rating Scale - a quick assessment, which will able you to rate children on each of the four rules of good listening. Advice on using these findings to inform individual education plans that focus on a specific area of difficulty. 40 activities, including games to target whole-class listening and exercises particularly suitable for the Early Years. Each activity sets out what equipment you need, tips for facilitating and ideas for differentiation. Perfect for children aged 3-11, all the games and ideas have been tried-and-tested, and have proved successful with children with a range of abilities, including those with special needs.

Teaching Children to Listen in Primary Schools

A Practical Approach

Author: Liz Spooner,Jacqui Woodcock

Publisher: Featherstone

ISBN: 9781472965165

Category:

Page: 120

View: 7054

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Teaching Children to Listen in Primary Schools contains a wealth of interventions to improve listening skills across the school. It is perfect for classrooms where poor listening is an increasing barrier to teaching as the resultant distractible behaviour can make it difficult for the rest of the class to pay attention. Specialist speech and language therapists Liz Spooner and Jacqui Woodcock present activities to develop children's key listening skills, as well as a rating scale to assess pupils on each of the four rules of good listening - looking at the person who is talking; sitting still; staying quiet; and listening to all the words. They offer advice on using these findings to inform individual education plans. Liz and Jacqui also look at why listening is important and offer 40 games to encourage children to become good listeners. This practical guide not only contains photocopiable resources, assessment and teaching suggestions with clear and concise explanations from professionals who directly work with children on a daily basis, but it also pinpoints the behaviours that children need to learn in order to be good listeners. Teaching Children to Listen in Primary Schools is an invaluable resource for practically developing children's listening skills.For activities aimed specifically at Early Years children, check out Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years.

A-Z Of Teaching

Author: Savage, Jonathan,Fautley, Martin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335247008

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 2455

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This is an informative, engaging and accessible book about teaching that covers a broad range of content without being superficial.

Early Years Second Language Education

International perspectives on theory and practice

Author: Sandie Mourão,Mónica Lourenço

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134507801

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 4472

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The age for early language learning has dropped dramatically in the past decade to include children under 6 years old, yet very little published research exists to support the implementation of such programmes. Drawing on a synthesis of theory, research and practice, this edited volume makes an innovative contribution to literature concerning language education for very young children. It explores language learning in a wide range of geographical contexts with reference to second and foreign language learning, bilingualism and plurilingualism with children under the age of 6 years old. Chapters present discussion around teacher education, policy-making, international case studies, school and home-based projects, code switching and language use, and methodologies and approaches. Early Years Second Language Education: International perspectives on theory and practice will be essential reading for researchers, academics, teacher trainers, and post-graduate students in the fields of early years education, foreign and second language education, language didactics and teacher education.

Learning to Listen/listening to Learn

Teaching Listening Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Author: Lizbeth A. Barclay

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284915

Category: Listening

Page: 547

View: 2481

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Addresses "the systematic development of skills in listening for and interpreting auditory information. Listening skills are a crucial but often-overlooked area of instruction for children who are visually impaired and may have multiple disabilities; they relate to the expanded core curriculum for students and are essential to literacy, independent travel, and sensory and cognitive development." -- AFB website

Teaching Young Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn

A Practical Guide for Parents and Staff in Mainstream Schools and Nurseries

Author: Liz Hannah

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN: 9781899280322

Category: Autistic children

Page: 116

View: 4682

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This wide-ranging, well-illustrated book offers all kinds of tried and tested strategies to help young people with autistic spectrum disorders develop and learn. Designed to be a really practical guide for nursery nurses, teachers and support staff in mainstream schools, as well as parents, the guide focuses on both work and play. 'Every parent, teacher or teaching assistant who supports a child with autistic tendencies should have a copy of this book.' Fiona Jukes, Learning Support Assistant This wide-ranging, well-illustrated book offers all kinds of tried and tested strategies to help young people with autistic spectrum disorders develop and learn. Designed to be a really practical guide for nursery nurses, teachers and support staff in mainstream schools, as well as parents, the guide focuses on both work and play and includes helpful guidance on numeracy and literacy.

Encouraging Positive Behaviour in the Early Years

A Practical Guide

Author: Collette Drifte

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901369

Category: Education

Page: 98

View: 3938

DOWNLOAD NOW »

By offering clear guidance and plenty of suggested strategies, Drifte provides the reader with a framework for encouraging positive behavior from all young children.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Reading in the Early Years

Author: Ann Browne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857023209

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 8375

DOWNLOAD NOW »

`This is a clear, jargon-free analysis of current National Curriculum and National Literacy strategy documents, combined with sensible and creative suggestions for implementing them... The activities are imaginative, consistent and true to the author's ideal of a full and empowering critical literacy for all children' - Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine A Practical Guide to Teaching Reading in the Early Years meets the needs of student teachers on undergraduate and postgraduate teacher training courses. It addresses the English National Curriculum for Teacher Training as well as covering the curriculum requirements for young children. It will also be relevant to others who work in early years environments and who are concerned with developing reading in considered and knowledeagable ways.

Drama 3-5

A practical guide to teaching drama to children in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Debbie Chalmers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317618076

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 7609

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Would you like to offer constructive, creative and exciting new dramatic learning experiences to the children in your setting? The importance of using drama to promote active and creative learning in the early years is widely recognised, and this fully updated second edition of Drama 3-5 will guide and inspire practitioners in all settings, allowing them to lead drama with confidence and enthusiasm. Young children participating in well planned drama activities learn to express themselves clearly and develop strong social skills, more self-confidence and a greater understanding of co-operation and team-work. Drama 3-5 contains a wide range of accessible activities and sample session plans, drawn from the author’s many years of extensive experience, which have all been fully and successfully tried and tested with children from 3-5 years. The book also explains the theory and value of all of the activities, as well as possible extensions and the ways in which they contribute to the learning objectives and goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage, allowing practitioners to encourage and assess children’s progress. Key chapters include: Building confidence Encouraging social interaction Mime and expression Speech and language Co-operation and teamwork Performance skills This book offers the tools and understanding needed for confident dramatic play and learning, making it an ideal companion to support every practitioner who wants to explore, develop and enjoy drama and have fun with their children.

Child Development from Birth to Eight

A practical focus

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1907969624

Category: Psychology

Page: 80

View: 7381

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This classic text is invaluable for anyone who needs practical information on under eights and their development, including parents who want to know more about how children learn and develop and practitioners working with young children. It looks at how adults can help children as they change and develop. It describes what children learn from birth to eight and how they change in the different aspects of their development and aims to make sense of their development. This best-selling book is recommended reading on many childcare courses.

Promoting Health: A Practical Guide - E-Book

Forewords: Linda Ewles & Ina Simnett; Richard Parish

Author: Angela Scriven

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044393

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 1966

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044564. Promoting Health is a seminal text that has been used in the training and education of health promoters over the last 25 years and has shaped health promotion practice in the UK. This 6th edition has undergone significant revision by a new author, Angela Scriven, a leading academic widely published in the health-promotion field, bringing it up to date with current practice. The text provides an accessible practical guide for all those involved in health promotion. Concerned with the what, why, who and how of health promotion, it is invaluable to students of the discipline. Fully updated to meet the needs of today’s public health practitioners Case studies and exercises enable application of ideas Provides practice and guidance on report writing, running meetings and working with the media and influencing policy Discusses working with groups and networks, as well as individual clients User-friendly, interactive style New, contemporary format

The Early Years Communication Handbook

A practical guide to creating a communication friendly setting

Author: Janet Cooper

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907241612

Category: Education

Page: 66

View: 1070

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A comprehensive and practical guide to creating a communication friendly setting and improving young children's speaking and listening skills. This easy-to-read title offers expert advice on: delivering high-quality language provision for babies, toddlers and young children, creating a communication friendly environment and observing listening and speaking skills, what children should be attaining at different stages, including the under-threes

A Guide to Crisis Intervention

Author: Kristi Kanel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285965817

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 1702

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This practical nuts-and-bolts guide provides readers with the skills necessary to handle any crisis situation. The book utilizes the comprehensive ABC Model of Crisis Intervention, which can be used as effectively for day-to-day interactions as for emergency situations. A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION, 5th Edition addresses such crises as drug abuse, secondary PTSD, crisis worker burnout, AIDS, suicide, death and dying, Alzheimer's, and victimization and abuse. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What Does it Mean to be Two?

A practical guide to child development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907241787

Category: Education

Page: 63

View: 1570

DOWNLOAD NOW »

What Does It Mean To Be Two, from child psychologist Jennie Lindon, will give you the tools you need to ensure that your work with children, whether in a school, nursery or home setting, is relevant to their individual stages of development. This books looks at the six areas of learning in the EYFS and focusses on what each area means for two-year olds. Each area of development is backed up with examples of how real children learn, what good practice looks like and working in partnership with parents. A must-have for anyone working with two-year olds.

Grandchildren, Our Hopes and Dreams

A Practical and Modern Guide to Raising Grandchildren

Author: Sally Kabak

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465306056

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

View: 4249

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Todays grandparents have many roles with their grandchildren. Some grandparents provide care on a regular basis when the childs parents arent available; others are great playmates with their grandchildren or what many may think of as traditional grandparents. An emerging role that some grandparents find themselves in is raising their grandchildren. Grandchildren, Our Hopes and Dreams provides practical help, encouragement and a wealth of knowledge and understanding to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

Therapeutic Storywriting

A Practical Guide to Developing Emotional Literacy in Primary Schools

Author: Trisha Waters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135397686

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 4482

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Literacy work can provide a therapeutic context in which to support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in mainstream schools. This text provides a clear theoretical rationale for therapeutic storywriting.

Organising Play in the Early Years

Practical Ideas for Teachers and Assistants

Author: Jane Drake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136599576

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5135

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book presents practitioners with exciting ways in which to deliver the foundation stage curriculum to young children through play in well-planned areas of provision. The author promotes good early years practice in accordance with "Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage", drawing on her own experience as a nursery teacher. Ideas are workable and material is organized in an accessible way making the book an "easy to use" handbook for all busy practitioners and students. The book: includes chapters relating to particular areas of provision (for example sand, water, construction); offers practical guidance on organizing and resourcing the area; provides focused activity plans clearly linked to early learning goals; gives suggestions for managing and equipping an outdoor play area; and offers inspiring play ideas.

Overcoming Learning and Behaviour Difficulties

Partnership with Pupils

Author: Tony Charlton,Dr Kevin Jones,Kevin Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134814348

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 8890

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Partnership with students, involving them more in decisions which effect their education, can improve both motivation and behaviour. This is recognised by recent legislation, notably the Code of Practice for special needs. The contributions in this collection first consider issues such as empowerment and sources for learning and behaviour difficulties. The central sections, written by respected experts, look at different kinds of partnership and how they can be used, including peer tutoring, counselling, contracts, class-based support, self- monitoring and a range of whole school approaches.

Language

A Practical Guide for Teaching Young Children

Author: Susan Anderson Miller,Susan Miller

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590491747

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 4527

DOWNLOAD NOW »