ECH 325 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1
What is a resource you think is vital to have accessible to families in the early childhood setting? Why?
ECH325 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2
Why is knowledge of family strengths, functions, and structures useful to you as an early childhood educator?
ECH 325 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1
What are some ways families can actively participate in the classroom or daycare?
ECH325 Topic 2 Discussion Question 2
Choose one of Baumrind’s styles of parenting and how it might influence how you interact or connect with the families in your classroom.
ECH 325 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1
What are some benefits to including family members or community members to support learning in a classroom?
ECH325 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2
What are some challenges that teachers face when advocating for students in the classroom?
ECH 325 Topic 4 Discussion Question 1
What are some concerns you have as an early childhood educator in dealing with familial stress? What is a strength you see you have?
ECH325 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2
How do you envision appreciating diversity in your classroom?
Name a program in your community that supports students dealing with familial stress or poverty. What makes that program unique and how does it meet the needs of both child and family?
ECH325 Topic 5 Discussion Question 2
How would you approach a family in need without offending? What methods would you employ to communicate resources to families that are available in their area of need?
What role does diversity education have in an early primary classroom? How would you ensure positive and respectful interactions amongst the students?
ECH325 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2
In your previous practicum experience, what lesson did you observe that incorporated a multicultural activity? What made the lesson a positive or negative experience for students? Why?
Family volunteers come to us with a range of experience working with children. What are some ways you will promote positive learning interactions with family volunteers?
ECH325 Topic 7 Discussion Question 2
Share an established volunteer plan that you found in your research. What makes it a good plan? Why?
What are some ways to celebrate diversity in the classroom?
ECH325 Topic 8 Discussion Question 2
Why is it important to consider stress at home and family structure, when looking for diverse literature in early childhood education?