Teachers who adjust well help build the children’s feelings of acceptance by adapting their interaction style to meet the needs of individual children. This measure analyzes:
In this section you will find videos, images, and/or documents that can be used to better understand this measure. These examples can also be used in conversations between mentors, directors, and/or teachers to discuss how the program's current practices compare to these examples.
In this series of exemplar video segments, teachers showcase their ability to adjust their behavior to meet the needs, interest and abilities of infant, toddlers, preschoolers and after school children throughout the day. The teachers show no preference or rejection towards any of the children in their care.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
During this water play activity, the caregiver gives all children the attention and assistance they need. Three of the children need help squeezing the sponge, while one child can complete the task independently. When one toddler shows interest in pouring the water from one bowl to the other, the teacher encourages everyone to try it.Age(s): Toddler
These resources include tips, strategies, activities, or specific tools related to this measure that programs can put into practice.
This publication from Penn State Extension describes temperament as a child’s emotional and behavioral way of responding to the world. The document provides ideas on how teachers or caregivers can demonstrate their ability to adjust their behavior in response to children’s temperaments.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Understanding and Adapting to Individual Temperaments from The State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) describes temperament as “a person’s basic nature or natural way of being.” The document provides ideas on how teachers or caregivers can adjust their behavior in response to children’s temperaments.Age(s): Infant, Toddler