1 Eylül 2011 Perşembe

Anti-bias and Culturally Relevant Curriculum

             As adults we are distinguished and united by differences and similarities according to our gender, age, language, culture, race, sexual identity, and income level etc. Such diversity challenges our intellect and emotions as we learn to work and live together in harmony. However, if we are to talk about a child; from the day a child is born, he/she is raised into the cultures of his/her parents. A child is taught about his/her native language and his/her cultural belief. He/she meets different cultures, different foods, his/her way of dressing and speaking, and

A Brainstorm about Ethical Conduct of Early Childhood Education

               As I am a “preschool teacher” student, I think, I don’t have enough proof to tell something about ethic of early childhood education. However, as I am a young adult, I will try to make a brainstorm about the code of ethical conduct and statement thanks to my readings, observations in my stage classroom, my own thoughts, and my poor life experiences.

29 Ağustos 2011 Pazartesi

The Curriculum Model Development: The Flower Kindergarten

The underlying philosophy

At first, we want to mention that this study has enabled us a lot of opportunities and advantages in terms of improving our knowledge on early childhood development area. We have tried to find out the ways to make our brain storm while thinking about how a kindergarten & preschool class design should have been, which theories have been right for the ideas and opinions which were in our mind.

28 Ağustos 2011 Pazar

A Work on Phonological & Phonetic & Phonemic Awareness of Children

          Q. The importance of phonological awareness skills in supporting emergent literacy
          To discuss the importance of phonological awareness skills in supporting emergent literacy, at first I want to try to explain what is phonological awareness and then what is emergent literacy. Because I am not qualified enough about “language development”, I think, I should prefer not only to make some comments due to my knowledge and poor life experience but also to use some articles as being references while describing what they are.

Improving Creativity Development by Applying Art Activities in the Middle Childhood

The main purpose of this work is to focus on the relationship between of children’s creativity development and art activities. To describe this relationship, at first I will focus on the definition of the creativity and after focus on the importance of the creativity for children. Finally, I will point out why the term “ART” is important for children’s creativity development. I will support my paper with an experimental study’s conclusion.

Challenging Behavior in Young Children


In this work, there are 5 incidents, their analyses, and final thoughts. Because it is summer term, at Bogazici Campus Yuva students generally were in their out-door activity time. Whenever I went to the Yuva (which had only 3-year-old students); all students, all teachers, and all caregivers have been in the garden for 3 hours (from 9 to 12 O’clock). As a result, teachers in the logs are not the same because a teacher cared with the students who are from both of her own class and other class. Because there were many teachers, I did not state the teacher’s names but state the student’s names.

A Philosophy of Teaching

Each person may have own philosophy related to his/her job. As I am a teacher (not now but in the future) normally I have my philosophy, too. I know that there are many hidden aspects of being a teacher. Being a primary school teacher means noise in the class & phone calls in the home, documenting every move you make, and accountability.