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Marlyn James, MA


Marlyn James Marlyn James is the early childhood program director and the education department chair at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. With more than 30 years in the early childhood field, Marlyn has worked as a preschool teacher and center director and with infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities. Marlyn presents workshops at the local, state, and national levels. She holds a master's degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College.

Marlyn James, MA's Books

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  • Early Learning Standards and Staff Development: Best Practices in the Face of Change

    Authors: Gaye Gronlund, MA, Marlyn James MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Marlyn James MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Marlyn James MA
    Product Code: 135301
    ISBN: 978-1-933653-31-0

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    Read the Table of Contents and a sample chapter.

    One of the few staff development books on early learning standards, this resource will assist directors and trainers in guiding early childhood staff to fulfill learning standards—without compromising best practices. Written by respected consultants Gaye Gronlund and Marlyn James, it includes activities for reflecting on issues, such as how much teachers should direct each type of classroom activity, and helps staff developers assist teachers in strengthening their observation and documentation skills.

    A DVD features vignettes of the observation exercises and a CD-ROM offers PowerPointT training aids and activity handouts. Softbound, 208 pgs.

  • Focused Observations 2E (e-book)

    Authors: Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Marlyn James MA, Marlyn James MA
    Product Code: 542515
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-251-5

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    Published by Redleaf Press e-book

    Intentional teaching begins with focused observations and systematic documentation of children's learning and development. Focused Observations, Second Edition, explains why observation is one of the best methods to get to know each child well, track progress, and plan individualized curriculum. It also provides tools and techniques to help you strengthen your observations, create portfolios with rich documentation, and support each child. You will also learn how to share your findings with families and grow as an observer through review and reflection activities. Learn answers to common questions about observation, including

    • Why should I use observation in my classroom?
    • What does effective observation and documentation look like?
    • How do I fit observation in so that it doesn't take away from teaching and interacting with children?
    • How do observation and documentation work with early learning guidelines?

    An interactive CD-ROM with nineteen vignettes of children in action provide opportunities to practice observing children and capturing what you see.

    Age focus: 2-6. e-book, 232 pgs.