Allocate at least 7 hours in the field to complete this assignment.
Observe an early childhood classroom that includes children with exceptionalities, paying attention to data collection and motivation strategies. Observing an inclusive or resource room is acceptable.
Additionally, interview the early childhood classroom teacher about the same topics. Your interview should address the following questions:
- How do you, as a teacher, record observations of student behaviors?
- How do you document the data collected during instruction?
- How do you communicate this information to other stakeholders (i.e., administration, parents)?
- How do you use this data to adjust instruction and modify behaviors?
- What strategies have worked for you in motivating early childhood children?
- What obstacles do you experience in motivating early childhood aged children (Birth to Age 8)?
- What classroom rules, routines, and procedures do you use?
- How do you modify the classroom environment to meet the different behavioral and cognitive needs of children with and without exceptionalities?
- What strategies do you feel are unique to your specific early childhood aged group?
- What classroom rules and procedures do you use to support differentiated learning and interventions in the classroom?
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon your interview and explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.