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Guiding Young Children's Behavior

Segment 3: Selecting Classroom Materials and Planning the Schedule

 

This segment looks at how both materials and the daily schedule can affect children's behavior, and discusses how and why creating balance in the classroom promotes a positive and productive learning environment. Early childhood professionals can influence children's behavior by keeping a few key principles in mind when carefully selecting classroom materials and designing the daily schedule. Videos in this segment include: 

  • Introduction to Selecting Classroom Materials and Planning the Schedule (1:19)
  • Objective 1: Open-ended classroom materials (4:11)
  • Objective 2: Materials that are relevant to family and culture (4:10)
  • Objective 3: Quiet and active materials (3:13)
  • Objective 4: Enough materials and choices of things to do (2:33)
  • Objective 5: Graded challenges (2:13)
  • Objective 6: Balancing teacher-guided and child-centered activities (2:03)
  • Objective 7: Planning and reflection sessions (5:49)

 

Intro: Selecting Materials & Planning the Schedule

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Objective 1: Open-ended Classroom Materials

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Objective 2: Culturally Relevant Materials

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Objective 3: Quiet and active materials

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Objective 4: Enough Materials and Choices

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Objective 5: Graded Challenges

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Objective 6: Balancing Teacher & Child-Led Activities

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Objective 7: Planning and Reflection Sessions

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