ECS 555 Full Course Discussions GCU
ECS 555 Topic 1 DQ 1
When looking at the holistic approach of safety, nutrition, fitness, and health, which of these areas is of most importance to the early childhood teacher? Explain.
ECS 555 Topic 1 DQ 2
After reviewing the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards, identify one standard of your choice. Reflect upon that standard and how it improves the quality of safety, nutrition, fitness, and health for early childhood. Then, describe how you will implement the chosen standard within your classroom in order to improve safety, nutrition, fitness, and health.
ECS 555 Topic 2 DQ 1
Educators sometimes need access to student’s medical information when it relates to their performance and safety in school. Describe how you plan to gather and keep medical information regarding your students. What are some of the possible concerns in the gathering and storage of this information? How will you prevent any issues from arising concerning this process?
ECS 555 Topic 2 DQ 2
Why is it important for everyone to be aware of and resist the desire to create stereotypes and make assumptions about people they meet? Why is this especially important for teachers? How does 1 Samuel 16:7 show how God views outward appearances?
“For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7 English Standard Version).
ECS 555 Topic 3 DQ 1
Being prepared for an emergency is important at all ages. Identify an emergency policy needed for all children to learn and share how preparation will vary from each different age group.
ECS 555 Topic 3 DQ 2
Identify and describe two safety activities that K-grade 3 students could teach their families at home. Rationalize your recommendations.
ECS 555 Topic 4 DQ 1
What are your personal thoughts on the use of electronics by children in and out of the classroom? At what ages do you find electronic use most appropriate? What advice would you give parents regarding the appropriate amount of time for electronic use?
ECS 555 Topic 4 DQ 2
If you suspected that a student was not receiving proper nutrition at home, what actions might you take? Be specific.
ECS 555 Topic 5 DQ 1
Reflect upon the saying “failing to plan is planning to fail” in regards to effective lesson planning. Explain how an unprepared teacher negatively affects a teacher’s instruction and his or her students.
ECS 555 Topic 5 DQ 2
Conduct research relating to differentiated instruction. What does differentiated instruction mean? How can a teacher incorporate this concept into their lesson planning? How do student’s benefit from differentiation?
ECS 555 Topic 6 DQ 1
Discuss environmental factors that can affect the mental health of early childhood students. Identify possible signs of mental health issues and a recommended resource to share with families or other educators in properly dealing with concerns.
ECS 555 Topic 6 DQ 2
In Leviticus 19:18 it states, “You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.” Discuss how this passage relates to bullying and how you will incorporate it into your teaching.