The power of observation /

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by Jablon, Judy R.
[ 09. Reference ] Authors: Dombro, Amy Laura, | Dichtelmiller, Margo L. Published by : Teaching Strategies, (Washington, D.C. :) Physical details: ix, 194 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Observation (Educational method) | Child development. Year : 2007 09.  Reference Item type : 09. Reference
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Early Childhood Education Library Observation, Documentation & Assessment AA Building 3rd Floor Resource Available

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.