Helping Teachers Develop through Classroom Observation Second Edition

Author: Diane Montgomery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134145977
Format: PDF, Docs
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Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in schools for the benefit of the teacher and pupil is not a matter of quick 'tips for teachers.' It requires a fundamental review by every teacher of his or her own performance and its effects on learners. A significant way of achieving this is by systematic classroom observation and feedback from professional colleagues. This book describes how to set up and engage in classroom observation using well-established professional sampling frames. It illustrates how to use focused appraisal sessions and how to deliver the feedback interview. Underpinning the author's practical guidance is a tried and tested theory of improving teaching and learning for school development and performance management. The approach is practical, positive and supportive and is designed for senior staff, SENCOs, teachers in primary and secondary schools and those taking INSET and CPD courses.

The Art of Awareness Second Edition

Author: Deb Curtis
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605540862
Format: PDF, ePub
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Become a keen observer to better learn about child development, find curriculum ideas, and meet requirements when assessing outcomes.

Classroom Observation Tasks

Author: Ruth Wajnryb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521407222
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Classroom Observation Tasks shows how to use observation to learn about language teaching. It does this by providing a range of tasks which guide the user through the process of observing, analysing and reflecting, and which develop the skills of observation. It contains a bank of 35 structured tasks which are grouped into seven areas of focus: the learner, the language, the learning process, the lesson, teaching skills and strategies, classroom management, and materials and resources. This book is suitable for teachers, trainee teachers, teacher trainers and others involved in school-based teacher support, teacher development and trainer training. It has a comprehensive introduction to the tasks and a rationale covering the theoretical issues involved and places the responsibility for professional growth in the hands of the teacher.

Focused Observations

Author: Gaye Gronlund
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605541060
Format: PDF, ePub
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Observe and document children’s development in systematic, purposeful ways that provide complete pictures of their progress and supports curriculum planning.

Enhancing Professional Practice

Author: Charlotte Danielson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605177
Format: PDF
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Describes a framework for teaching based on the PRAXIS III criteria which identifies those aspects of a teacher's responsibilities that promote improved student learning; exploring twenty-two components, grouped into the four domains of planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities.

Classroom Observation

Author: Matt O'Leary
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136316744
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Classroom Observation explores the pivotal role of lesson observation in the training, assessment and development of new and experienced teachers. Offering practical guidance and detailed insight on an aspect of training that is a source of anxiety for many teachers, this thought-provoking book offers a critical analysis of the place, role and nature of lesson observation in the lives of education professionals. Illustrated throughout with practical examples from a range of education settings, it considers observation as a means of assessing teaching and learning and also as a way of developing teachers’ skills and knowledge. Key topics include: The purposes and uses of lesson observation The socio-political and historical context in which lesson observation has developed Practical guidance on a range of observation models and methods Teacher autonomy and professional identity Performance management, professional standards and accountability Peer observation, self-observation and critical reflection Using video in lesson observation. Written for all student and practising teachers as well teacher educators and those engaged in educational research, Classroom Observation is an essential introduction to how we observe, why we observe and how it can be best used to improve teaching and learning.

The Power of Observation

Author: Judy R. Jablon
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781933021522
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Power of Observation explores the vital connection between observing and effective teaching. Much more than just a set of skills, observation is a mind-set of openness and wonder that helps teachers and caregivers get to know more about each child in their care. The link between observation and building relationships is an important theme of this book. The authors share their own experiences and those of many others to illustrate how observation helps teachers and caregivers become more effective in the child care center, preschool, family child care home, or elementary classroom. It offers guidelines for effective observation and specific strategies to help you refine your observation skills and transform observing into an integral part of your teaching. This second edition includes expanded guidance on applying what you learn from observation into your daily practices and a new study guide. This study guide was developed based on recommendations from numerous university and community college professors who use the book as the textbook for their courses. We are pleased that NAEYC has chosen to make this book a 2007 Comprehensive Member Benefit.

Observing Primary Literacy

Author: Margaret Perkins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526413159
Format: PDF
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A detailed, accessible and literacy-focused textbook for those training to teach in primary education using real life classroom scenarios to explore aspects of good teaching practice.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching

Author: Robyn R. Jackson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612262
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Is great teaching a gift that only a few of us are born with, or is it a skill that can be learned? In Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn Jackson makes a radical assertion: Any teacher can become a master teacher by developing a master teacher mindset. The master teacher mindset can be achieved by rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students in the classroom. The more you practice these seven principles, the more you begin to think like a master teacher: 1. Start where your students are. 2. Know where your students are going. 3. Expect to get your students to their goal. 4. Support your students along the way. 5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better. 6. Focus on quality rather than quantity. 7. Never work harder than your students. Using these principles, Jackson shows you how to become a master teacher no matter where you are in your practice. Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of one of the mastery principles, the steps you need to take to apply them to your own practice, and suggestions for how you can begin practicing the principle in your classroom right away. Jackson offers stories from her own teaching practice, as well as from other teachers she has helped, to show you how each principle works. Teaching is a hard job, but using Jackson’s principles will help you and your students reap the rich rewards of that hard work.

An Introduction to Classroom Observation

Author: Edward Conrad Wragg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415688493
Format: PDF
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How does classroom observation support your professional development? How can you observe as effectively as possible? Highly regarded as one of the most widely used and authoritative texts on this topic, An Introduction to Classroom Observation is an essential text for anyone serious about becoming a good teacher or researcher in education. Now part of the Routledge Education Classic Edition Series, E.C. Wragg's straightforward guide includes a combination of case studies, photographs and illustrations to show how various people study lessons for different purposes and in different contexts. It outlines a range of approaches in clear language and gives examples of successful methods that have been employed by teachers, student teachers, researchers and pupils. With a new preface from Professor Richard Pring, the classic edition of this indispensible text is for a new generation of education professionals serious about becoming good teachers and researchers.