Morrison, G. S. (Ed.). (2017). Fundamentals of early childhood education (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
This text discussed routines and how they were important for children in the learning enviroment. When the children know what is coming next, they can prepare for the next thing. They will begin to clean up or gravitate towards the next event.
Daniels, D. H. & Clarkson, P. K. (2010). A developmental approach to educating young children. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
This text discussed how the classroom climate and organzation impact how the child behaves in the classroom. The enviroment must be interesting and aesthetically pleasing in order for the child to learn and use appropriate behaviors,
Cummings, C. (2000). Winning strategies for classroom management. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
This text also talked about the environment and its effects on behavior. The centers at which the child plays should be engaging and should be well kept. If pieces are missing or untidy, children become bored and go elsewhere. It also talked about promoting good behavior using goals set by the child.
Curwin, R. L. & Mendler, A. N. (1998). Discipline with dignity. Alexandria, VA: Merill Education
This text introduced terms like principle, rules, consequence and gave a detailed description of each. It gave examples of how the terms came together and differed. These terms will help build community within the classroom.
Lewin-Benham, A. (2011). Twelve best practices for early childhood education: integrating Reggio and other inspired approaches. New York, NY: Teachers College Press
This text discussed the importance of aesthetic in the Reggio inspired class. Because children learn through play, each center and area should be polished. The shape and design of the classroom matters for self-regulation of each student. If the classroom is shaped a certain way, students may find an inappropriate activity that better suits the class shape.
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