Field experience

You are to observe children, all of the same age (ages 3-8), collect data on a minimum of 3 of the developmental areas (physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language, etc.).
One of the children must have been identified as having special needs and requiring accommodations. (Please do not use your own children or family members – it will be very difficult to be objective).
You may find it easier to keep a running record of activities, experiences, and observation details.

2. Describe the environment focusing on the elements of highly quality environment evident (or not), the basic make-up of the class as a whole, etc.

3. For each of the three children selected, describe the specific child, his/her areas of strength, areas of need, and provide a minimum of 2 accommodations that can be used to enhance areas of strength and 2 accommodations that can be used to meet the areas of need.


Sample Solution

The interpretation of leadership varies on what different individuals believe is a true leader. Although, with all the different explanations on what a leader is, it is impossible to advocate what a true leader is. Steven M. Smith states, “Leadership is the ability to adapt the setting so everyone feels empowered to contribute creatively to solving the problems.” But in my belief leadership is more complex. In this passage I will touching upon the topics: leaders and managers the same? Are leaders born or made? How an individual becomes a ‘leader’? And lastly the reasoning to why Malala Yousafzai is a prime example of a leader in the twenty first century.

A leader has many tools and skills, a leader is one that gives commands but is able to listen at the same time. Leaders are compared to managers a lot in the sense that they both overlook people. A main role of a leader is to inspire and influence workers however a manager’s role is to clarify goals and plan meetings. A manager looks forward to accomplishing his goals, yet leaders look forward to the future. Leaders create a vision, managers create goals. Next, another debatable topic is whether people are born leaders or made leaders. My belief is that leaders are made not born. Leadership consists of skills that can be adopted. This is proven by a study, according to the professors from the university of Illinois, “Only 30 percent of leadership qualities are in genetics.” Also, some that someone can do to help obtain the qualities of a leader is learning to able to get through to people and be a role model that will make them want to go and work harder.

A person that I believe in this day and age is a great representation of a leader is Malala Yousafzal. Malala is a young Pakistani female who grew up in a society where female education isn’t valued. Malala decided to speak up against corruption in the education system on behalf of all the women around the world. In the country Malala is living in there is a lot of terrorist groups that have control. Later Malala was targeted by the Taliban terrorist group. Malala was on her way back from school in a bus when men rushed the bus and shot Malala in the head with a gun. It was a miracle that Malala didn’t die. Malala is not only considered a leader but is also considered a hero for all the young females experiencing this but are too scared to speak up. Her leadership is shown through her courage to speak out against this corruption despite the fear of the Taliban. Malala didn’t choose to follow the crowd and not to speak out because of fear she stood up for what was right and inspired and impacted millions of females all around the world.

Malala is a leader that is different from any other leader because of the number of things th