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What Children Can Get Away With

Patricia Berwick-Emms

The classroom time can be divided up into a series of location times, for example in an infant class, seat-work time, mat-time and out-door time. Teachers expect different behaviour from the children at different times because of the different locations and the work commonly performed in these locations. The following is about seat-work time.
Children desire to do some things that are not what the teacher requires. Some of these can be done without the teacher noticing and others cannot. It depends on the type of activity, the length of the activity and how the children perform the activity in conjunction with what they are meant to be doing at the time.

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