Positive guidance impacts the relationships you develop with school-age children and the relationships they develop with each other. In this course you will learn about typical school-age behaviors and positive guidance approaches to use in challenging situations. You will also learn how the use of schedules and routines can increase positive choices and interactions. Working with families in challenging situations will also be addressed.
Guidance: An Introduction
This lesson will introduce you to the topic of guidance and how behavior correlates with child development. The importance of relationships and the ways they help to support positive behavior in all learners will also be discussed.
Guidance: Promoting Positive Behavior in School-Age Children
As a school-age staff member, you will encounter challenging behaviors from school-age children. It is important that you understand the typical behaviors you might encounter and how to respond positively. This lesson will introduce you to behaviors that are typical of children at different stages. It will also help you understand approaches to guidance for children in school-age environments.
Promoting Guidance: The Environment
Features of the school-age learning environment can encourage positive choices and prevent challenging behavior. This lesson will focus on the use of routines and schedules, the physical space of the learning environment, and supervision practices with school-age children. The environment plays a vital role in promoting positive guidance.
Guidance: Experiences and Activities
This lesson will provide you with an overview on the importance of planning experiences and activities that support positive behavior in school-age children. Interactions are a simple but effective way to establish positive approach to guidance in your school-age program. This lesson will stress the importance of positive interactions and describe effective responses to challenging behaviors. It will also provide information on working with families around supporting their child’s behavior.