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540863 (Softbound)
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The Art of Awareness, 2nd Edition: How Observations Can Transform Your Teaching

The art of observing children is more than merely the act of watching them—it is also using what you see and hear to craft new opportunities in your classroom. This resource provides a wealth of inspiration and practice. It will help you learn to observe in new ways. You'll witness children's remarkable competencies as they experience childhood, and find new joy in your work with children.

The Art of Awareness, Second Edition, includes:

  • Ten study sessions to help you advance your skills and practice observing children from different points of view
  • Stories, photographs, and classroom reflections modeling the ways observation can be used and displayed in your own teaching
  • Activities to help you notice and appreciate what you see
  • New ideas and strategies to organize your observations, share them with colleagues and families, and apply them to planning and assessment processes
  • Emphasis on cultural awareness, observing through an objective lens, and using technology as an observation tool

By learning the art and skill of observation, you can change your teaching for the better.

232 pages

About Deb Curtis

Deb Curtis has spent the past 40 years working with children and teachers in early childhood programs. She is the coauthor of numerous professional learning books with Margie Carter, including The more..

Margie Carter has worked as a preschool, kindergarten and primary school teacher, curriculum developer, High/Scope trainer, child care director, and college instructor. She received her B.S. in more..