Item description for Focused Observations: How to Observe Children for Assessment and Curriculum Planning by Gaye Gronlund & Marlyn James...
Give teachers the tools to watch, listen, and learn! Focused Observations provides a comprehensive introduction to observation in the early childhood classroom. Six chapters detail classroom-tested observation techniques that allow teachers to understand children's behavior, assess children's development, and develop curriculum that addresses children's capabilities and passions. Ideal for pre-service or practicing teachers, Focused Observations also contains discussion questions, observation practice exercises, and reflection assignments.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 11" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Redleaf Press
ISBN 1929610718 ISBN13 9781929610716
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More About Gaye Gronlund & Marlyn James
Gaye Gronlund is an early childhood education consultant and trains early childhood educators across the country on topics ranging from observation and assessment to understanding and meeting state education standards. She holds a master's degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College with a specialization in early childhood education and teaching adults.
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A guide for pre- service or practicing teachers of students in early childhood Nov 10, 2005
Early childhood education consultant Gaye Gronlund and education and early childhood professor Marlyn James present Focused Observations: How To Observe Children For Assessment And Curriculum Planning, a guide for pre- service or practicing teachers of students in early childhood, designed to help one learn how to observe children and document their development in a systematic, purposeful way. Chapters discuss the importance of focusing on objective facts and avoiding subjective judgments - for example, replacing subjective phrases like "The child loves/likes..." or "The child is bad at..." with more analytical phrases like "He often chooses..." or "We observed a pattern of..." - as well as tips, tricks, and techniques to apply when observing a child specifically for assessment, building a case around a child, and much more. A handful of black-and-white illustrations and sample forms round out this extremely practical resource, highly recommended for early childhood educators.