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Jablon, Judy R.

The power of observation / Judy R. Jablon, Amy Laura Dombro, Margo L. Dichtelmiller ; foreword by Diane Trister Dodge. - 2nd ed. - Washington, D.C. : Teaching Strategies, 2007. - ix, 194 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction. A personal look at observation. Beyond a set of skills : observing as an attitude of openness. What lies ahead -- Using observation to build relationships. Getting to know each child. Respecting and appreciating children. Connecting with children. Fostering children's competence and success -- You as observer. What you bring to observing. Striving for objectivity -- Guidelines for effective observation. Observe over time. Watch children in varied situations. Keep track of what you observe. Observe in and out of the action -- Becoming a skilled observer. What do I want to find out? When and where should I observe? How do I record what I observe? How do I organize the information I collect? -- Using what you learn. Revisiting the practice of observation. Making your program responsive to children. Responding to individuals and the group -- Getting started : observing every day. Tips for getting started. Reflect on the rewards of observing. Make observing part of your daily routine.

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Observation (Educational method)
Child development.

LB1027.28 / .J33 2007