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2017 and beyond...
Teaching In The Infant Classroom.
Teaching infants requires a very different skill set when compared to teaching at any other stage of the primary school curriculum. The Infant years are an incredibly influential time for young learners and form such an important foundation for the rest of their learning career. Too often this importance can be underestimated. I strongly believe the impact of what and how infants learn in these early years, affect the person they become, not to mention their attitude to learning. Teaching infants is a particularly difficult task because communicating the very basic skills and concepts to infants can be quite the challenge. Here, I hope to share with you my own experiences and offer a platform for other Infant teachers and parents to communicate teaching ideas and strategies. In order to pitch your teaching to the ideal level for the infant age group you are teaching, it is essential that you understand where they are coming from and where they are going, so I hope, together we can share teaching knowledge from Pre schooling years through to 2nd class on this website. Of course all educator including parents are welcome here.
How this site works: In the InfantEd Blog you will find everything you need to know about teaching infants, including discrete subject areas (e.g. phonics, maths, etc.). You will also find a lot of my blogs relate to Aistear. I discuss how to implement Aistear in your classroom and hopefully they will bring that playful learning home with them. I am an advocate for encouraging the use of a class blog to communicate with parents and other educators. Over time I hope to build up a bank of links to other Irish Class Blogsso that we can share teaching ideas from all over the country and encourage communication between the school and home.