- Assess and Plan
- Demonstrate and Scaffold
- Communicate Expectations
- Try It
- Wrap Up
- guided practice: practice of a process, behavior, or tasks that happen alongside an educator or coach
- individualized instruction: instruction that is planned and implemented based on the individual interests, strengths, and needs of each child
- modeling: explicitly demonstrating a process, behavior, or task
- scaffold: a specialized instructional support that helps children learn; examples include prompts, hints, reminders, or models
- visual and auditory cues: signals and other indicators to let children know that something is about to begin or end
Now you're ready to implement the best practices you’ve learned with the children in your program. Complete the second half of the Self-Assessment to discover how much your skills may have improved.
Congratulations! Whether your progress was subtle or dramatic, you've undoubtedly increased your understanding and strengthened your skills. But this is just the beginning—there are many ways to improve and support your children’s learning experience. Look for more informative self-paced tutorials in the Professional Development section of this website.
For a summary of best practice, download the Best Practices (PDF). To see the standards this module correlates to, download the Standards (PDF).