Terms to Know unintentional injury – an unexpected or unplanned event that may result in physical harm or injury. risk management –measures taken to avoid an event such as an injury or illness implies the ability to anticipate circumstances and behaviors. Supervision –watching carefully over the behaviors and actions of children and others.
Terms (continued) incidental learning –learning that occurs in addition to the primary intent or goals of instruction. Liability –legal responsibility or obligation for one's actions owed to another individual. Negligence –failure to practice or perform one's duties according to certain standards; carelessness.
Sun Safety Steps Avoid going outdoors between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun's rays are the strongest and most damaging. Encourage children to play in the shade whenever possible. Dress in protective clothing that is cool and loose fitting. – Keep as much skin surface covered as possible. –Children should be discouraged from wearing tank or halter tops. –A hat with a brim provides shade protection for the face and eyes.
Case Study Questions 1.What criteria can teachers use to determine if a field trip is a worthwhile experience? 2.What types of planning are necessary to ensure a safe and successful field trip? 3.What are the advantages/disadvantages of using public transportation? 4.What safety precautions must teachers take before leaving the premises? 5.How might visiting a site ahead of time help teachers better plan for a field trip? 6.What problems should teachers anticipate when taking children on field trips? 7.What information should families be given? 8.Are off-premises field trips typically covered by school liability insurance policies?