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542249 (CD-ROM)
9781605542249 (CD-ROM)
Age Focus: 2-6
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Published by Redleaf Press CD-ROM
Intentional teaching begins with focused observations and systematic documentation of children's learning and development. The book 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. This CD-ROM—perfect for staff development and to use in early childhood college courses—includes a PowerPoint presentation which complements each chapter of the book, and includes information on:
  • The importance of observing children
  • Using observation and documentation to work with early learning guidelines and calls for accountability
  • The most effective ways to observe and document
  • Fitting observation and documentation into
  • How to observe and document for assessment
  • How to share observation, documentation, and assessment information with families
  • How to use observation and documentation for curriculum planning
  • How to build a case about a child
  • How to continue to grow as an observer

About Gaye Gronlund, MA

Gaye Gronlund, MA, is an early childhood consultant and trains educators, administrators, and policy makers across the country. She is a former preschool, kindergarten, and primary teacher of both more..

About Marlyn James, MA

Marlyn James was 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 more..