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Teaching Style and Application to Early Childhood Settings

As teachers and caregivers, it is important to know how to address different situations in early childhood settings with the help of parents. For this you will choose one of the following scenarios:
1. Shane has a difficult time separating from his mother each morning. At drop off, he clings to her and screams uncontrollably. After she leaves, Shane continues to scream and cry until you are able to soothe him.
2. Lisa often gets frustrated when trying to play with other children. She takes toys from their hands and even hits children with the toys.

Next, address each of the following points according to the teaching approach/setting that best reflects your style in your desired classroom setting (e.g. Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, traditional preschool, etc.):
- Outline a specific plan for addressing the discipline or guidance scenario.
- Explain how your plan would support the teaching approach/setting.
- Describe how you will create an effective partnership with parents to address the discipline or guidance scenario.
- Describe one or two possible obstacles you might encounter when implementing your plan.
- Discuss how you will address these obstacles.

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Scenario Chosen:
1. Shane has a difficult time separating from his mother each morning. At drop off, he clings to her and screams uncontrollably. After she leaves, Shane continues to scream and cry until you are able to soothe him.

- Outline a specific plan for addressing the discipline or guidance scenario.
*The child appears to suffering from separation anxiety, and needs to be conditioned to part from his mom without crying and getting upset. The new plan of action will be to have the mom to leave the premises as soon as she drops the kid off and not to linger or respond with emotional outbursts. The new reaction will ...

Solution Summary

Teaching styles and application to early childhood settings are provided. How the plan would support teaching approaches/settings are discussed.

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