Personal though

1. There are different ways through which children learn including observing, positive models, play, suggestions as well as they learn from peers. Since children are considered as one of the best observers, it is often suggested that the best way children actually learn is through observation and watching others. My role as a teacher therefore needs to be based upon creating an environment where children can actually model others and learn easily. A teacher’s role is to make sure, children get an environment which is easier for them to learn and observe. Modeling is probably the most effective method through which children actually learn better as it offers them an alternative to actually model their behavior and learn relatively easily. (White, Coleman and Davis)
2. I believe teachers are increasingly been seeing as role models- people who can actually help children to better understand the world. Since in this busy world, parents may often not be the ideal role models therefore children and their families often view teacher as someone who can help children to better develop their abilities to successfully negotiate with the world. Feedback from teachers is considered as important and parents can actually remodel the behavior of their children based upon the feedback received from the teachers.
Families increasingly see teachers as someone who can actually help children to better find connections between the real world and their perceptions. As such it becomes important that teachers build a better rapport with families to help them better understand the overall orientation of their children so that a better future for them can be planned. (Anning, Cullen and Fleer)
3. I believe one of my most important strengths as an early childhood education professional is to ensure that children basically understand the role of a teacher. I believe that as a teacher it has remained one of my strengths to actually help children realize what the different roles of teacher are and what is expected from them as students. I consider this as strength because it develops a better ability in children to understand what they can expect from a teacher. Since at the early stage of their learning, children often have to deal with both the parents as well as the teachers therefore it becomes necessary for a teacher actually to fill the gap and help children to better learn and develop.
4. I believe the next big area will be to combine technology with learning in most effective manner. With new technologies coming out, the traditional methods of early child education may not matter most and may soon be out of the practice. This area will be more challenging because teachers have to improve their existing set of skills to actually deal with new challenges posed by the technology. The existing set of skills of teachers may not be sufficient therefore teachers and caregivers need to work on this area to help students as well as their families to better equip themselves for the future challenges of learning. This will positively impact children due to the ease they offer to develop learning abilities. (Deiner)
Works Cited
Anning, Angela, Joy Cullen and Marilyn Fleer. Early Childhood Education: Society and Culture. New York: SAGE, 2009.
Deiner, Penny. Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Development, Resources, and Practice. London: Cengage Learning, 2012.
White, C. Stephen, Mick Coleman and Ann Castel Davis. Early Childhood Education: Building a Philosophy for Teaching. New York: Merrill, 2000.