The Importance Of Education And Psychology

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Early Childhood Education seems to be the major a lot of college students pursue in. However, being a teacher comes along with many duties and expectations. For example, teachers have to make lesson plans, go by their state’s standards, make sure every need of every child is met, and prepare each child for the next grade. Teachers are expected to perform to their highest abilities, be on time, and interact with the kids. Being a teacher is not all that simple like most people believe. In each school system, the teachers have to interact with other faculty members in group level meetings, faculty meetings, and planning time with the teachers in his or her specific grade level. The field of education and psychology can relate in many ways, …show more content…
Cognitive perspective can be interpreted as the process in which students receive information and retain it. In order for students to perform effectively, teachers need to make sure they consider what it is they want their students to gain from their teaching. Also, teachers need to consider who it is they are teaching and what the students are expected to know coming into the new school year. Problem solving tends to be a key standard in early childhood education. “Problem solving plays an important role in mathematics and should have a prominent role in the mathematics education of k-k5 students,” in order for each child to be promoted to the next level with clear knowledge of problem solving for the grade he or she is in (Jinfa Cai, Frank Lester, “Why Is Teaching With Problem Solving Important to Student Learning?). The process of teaching mathematics is different with each grade level. Students “problem solving abilities often develop slowly,” which is why problem solving needs to be taught within each mathematical classroom so that students grasp the problem solving skills they need for the next grade level (Jinfa Cai, Frank Lester, “Why Is Teaching With Problem Solving Important to Student Learning?). Effective problem solving teaching strategies is what will make or break a person in the field of …show more content…
The developmental stages that children go through are something a teacher needs to be aware of, in order for the students to have a successful year. Conservation and teaching play hand in hand in early childhood education. Teachers have to be aware that certain ages of students do not understand conservation. For example, “Conservation of solid quantity is harder for children to learn than conservation of liquid,” which is important for teachers to know when developing effective lesson plans (“Conservation”). Teachers need to be aware of conservation and what their students will be able to distinguish and what they cannot at the grade level that they are at. For example, a student at the age of four is not going to be able to have to the same ability to distinguish conservation of a solid and liquid quantity like a ten year old would. If you give a four year old a glass of water in a cylinder container, then pour the same amount in a square container they will say one has more liquid than the other because they are not able to distinguish both hold the same amount of liquid at such a young age. Teachers need to be aware of this when preparing students at the beginning of the school year for the present year and the year to

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