Professional Practices of Educators

Arrange to observe two children of different early childhood ages in a specific environment, such as recess, the playground, a daycare facility, a children’s museum, or a physical education class or program.

Create a graphic organizer or checklist that allows you to:

Annotate your observations.

Compare the two stages of development you observed.

Check off observed behaviors or developmental skills.

Observe the children and document their characteristics of growth and development using your checklist or graphic organizer.

Write a 700-word summary of your findings. Include the following:

Examples of the activities engaging the children

Similarities between their two stages of development

Differences between their two stages of development

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.


Write a list of 7 to 10 interview questions about threats to student development and support strategies. Refer to your discussion from this week’s Collaborative Activity: Teacher Question Development.

Address the following in your questions:

Threats to student growth and development

Moral development

Strategies used to support students emotionally, socially, physically, and academically

Examples of support strategies in at least two content areas

Interview a teacher of a primary grade (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) using your questions.

Create a 7- to 10-slide Prezi® or a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that includes the following:

Your interview questions

The teacher’s responses

Recommendations of professional practices for educators facing similar student threats to development

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