Teachers need to model caring behaviors. They need to demonstrate compassion and caring behavior throughout the day, not only in the classroom but in their homes, as well. It is important to remember that teachers do not have the luxury of adding or subtracting from the curriculum mandated by the school board. Any deviation from the curriculum can result in a teacher being fired or not allowed to teach for the remainder of the school year. By modeling caring behavior, teachers hope to inspire parents to emulate these behaviors.
Teaching by example
One of the best ways to teach children is by example. Children learn most of their language and other skills by mimicking what their parents do. They also learn about values, attitudes, and customs through imitation. Their parents are their biggest role models, and they influence their children’s behavior most of the time.
Preconditions for sustainability in early childhood education
As an educator, you have an opportunity to shape your students’ futures by practicing sustainable practices. Early childhood education is an important phase that needs to be respected and valued. It can foster the development of lifelong pro-environmental attitudes. Children benefit from the expertise of trained adults from an early age.
Foundational skills of literacy and numeracy
The foundational skills of literacy and numeracy are vital for the development of children. They enable kids to get more out of every year of school. They also help them stay in school longer. Further, they have been shown to be associated with higher earnings, agricultural productivity, and better health for the next generation.
Favorite stories for children
Stories for children are a great way to teach children about the world and their lives. They can teach children about different countries and cultures and encourage children to imagine themselves in the shoes of the protagonist. These stories are not only entertaining, but they can also be a great way to teach children about respect for others.
Providing opportunities for direct contact with nature
Providing opportunities for direct contact with nature can be a great way to teach children about environmental issues. By providing hands-on experiences, children will learn to respect nature, be more empathetic towards others, and build life-long skills. They can also learn to be better communicators through nature-based activities.
Teaching without scolding
Scolding a child causes many negative effects: it increases a child’s defensiveness, and the child’s brain is no longer in a state of receptiveness. It also activates the child’s sympathetic nervous system, causing their heart rate to increase, their breath to become shorter, and their body to become tenser. In addition, scolding can make a child feel like they are less of a person and less obedient.