Essay Developmental Psychology and Child Development

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Child Development in the Classroom
“I feel I must play an important role in the child’s development of social competence and friendship skills. I will do my best to help these children develop peer friendships. My responsibilities involve not only imparting academic skills but social skills as well. Some methods are setting up study-buddies and team projects.” As children grow older, they develop in several different ways. Child development includes physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes. Believe it or not but, classroom management, discipline, behavioral management, contacting parents, and above all, your teaching methods are all a part of the development of children. For evidence supporting this theory, I interviewed my cousin Tara White, a 2nd grade educator in Nashville, TN. I began the interview with asking Tara if a “caring” teacher is critical component of child development. She explained that the design techniques, when combined with a caring teacher, can help the environment become a wonderful place for nurturing the development of young children. “Children who live in this classroom will have many opportunities for expanding their knowledge by actively participating in a world that is appropriate for their level of development.” She mentioned that it will also include spaces for active play as well as spaces for privacy. Tara feels as if these opportunities are provided for a child to work quietly and areas are available where small groups can collaborate on a project. Tara further explicated how physical development provides children with the abilities they need to explore and interact with the world around them. She stated…