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Talking with Babies and Toddlers June05. PowerfulInteractions. The power of positive relationships. Effective Teacher-Child Interactions. Nottingham, James, 2015. Challenging Learning: theory, effective practice and lesson ideas to create optimal learning in the classroom, Routledge. Fisher, Julie, 2016. Interacting or Interfering? Improving Interactions in the Early Years, Open University Press and McGraw-Hill Education. Dweck, Carol, 2007. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Ballantine Books. Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve. How can parents and teachers best educate young children? What principles can both teachers and parents bring to the education of very young children?

How can parents and teachers best educate young children?

Gillian Craig, who was part of the Learning Time with Shaun and Timmy writing team, explains. As teachers and parents, we follow certain principles in our roles. Often though, these principles overlap and all we need to do is recognise and reinforce these areas. A longitudinal investigation of the role of quantity and quality of child-directed speech in vocabulary development. The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids. What do we make of a boy like Thomas?

The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids

Thomas (his middle name) is a fifth-grader at the highly competitive P.S. 334, the Anderson School on West 84th. Slim as they get, Thomas recently had his long sandy-blond hair cut short to look like the new James Bond (he took a photo of Daniel Craig to the barber). Unlike Bond, he prefers a uniform of cargo pants and a T-shirt emblazoned with a photo of one of his heroes: Frank Zappa. Thomas hangs out with five friends from the Anderson School. They are “the smart kids.” Selective mutism. Selective mutism is a severe anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak in certain social situations, such as with classmates at school or to relatives they don't see very often.

Selective mutism

It usually starts during childhood and, left untreated, can persist into adulthood. A child or adult with selective mutism doesn't refuse or choose not to speak, they're literally unable to speak. The expectation to talk to certain people triggers a freeze response with feelings of panic, rather like a bad case of stage fright, and talking is impossible.

In time, the person will learn to anticipate the situations that provoke this distressing reaction and do all they can to avoid them. However, people with selective mutism are able to speak freely to certain people, such as close family and friends, when nobody else is around to trigger the freeze response. Assessment of Attention in Preschoolers. Being Multilingual. Inclusion Development Programme Behaviour Emotional Social Difficulties. B480 Special Need Publication A4 V5 Final MR. Teaching English to learners with Special Educational Needs (SENs) – Myths and realities. ‘I know I have children with special educational needs in my class, I want to help them and we are supposed to promote inclusion, but I really am not sure how to do this’ Vera, primary teacher from Spain ‘Some of the children in my class are really badly behaved, they can’t sit still, don’t finish their work and are always calling out.

Teaching English to learners with Special Educational Needs (SENs) – Myths and realities

Selective mutism. Assessment of Attention in Preschoolers.