The Art of Awareness Second Edition

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

The Art of Awareness

Author: Deb Curtis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131727953
Format: PDF, ePub
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Core or supplemental text for Observation or Assessment in Early Childhood Education courses in Early Childhood Education department or in Child and Family Studies department. This very practical book is organized in chapters by what children do--explor

The Art of Awareness

Author: Debbie Curtis
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ISBN: 9781884834844
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The authors explain that the key to observing children is to know that observation is more than just a teaching technique. Observing children closely provides a new way of thinking about learning and teaching.

The Art of Awareness Second Edition

Author: Deb Curtis
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542490
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Learning to closely observe children requires commitment to systematic study and ongoing practice. With activities, experiences, and stories, this book provides that opportunity. Nine observation study sessions help educators of young children discover the many ways that being observant can enhance their teaching. Updates to this second edition reflect current issues in early childhood education, including learning standards, assessment, and technology. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter are popular presenters at early childhood conferences, professional development speakers, and on-site consultants. They have written several books together, including Learning Together with Young Children and Designs for Living and Learning.

Learning Together with Young Children

Author: Deb Curtis
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1929610971
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides early childhood teachers a framework for collaborating with children to create a dynamic, emergent curriculum.

The Power of Observation

Author: Judy R. Jablon
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781933021522
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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.

Positive Child Guidance

Author: Darla Ferris Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537149
Format: PDF, Mobi
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POSITIVE CHILD GUIDANCE, Eighth Edition, is ideal for guidance, behavior management and discipline, and classroom management courses in an early childhood education curriculum. This practical book outlines workable steps for creating a cooperative, respectful community of children and adults with special emphasis on sensitivity to cultural needs, cultural differences, and developmentally appropriate practice. Students will learn a range of practical, effective, and flexible guidance strategies based on principles of straightforward communication and assertiveness. This new edition includes critical advances in research and addresses the cultural trends that are changing the way babies and children are cared for today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care

Author: Gunilla Dahlberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135626553
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Taking a broad approach, Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care relates issues of early childhood to the sociology of childhood, philosophy, ethics, political science and other fields and to an analysis of the world we live in today. It places these issues in a global context and draws on work from Canada, Sweden and Italy, including the world famous nurseries in Reggio Emilia. Working with postmodern ideas, this book questions the search to define and measure quality in the early childhood field and its tendency to reduce philosophical issues of value to purely technical and managerial issues of expert knowledge and measurement. With a brand new Preface to this classic text, the authors argue that there are other ways than the 'discourse of quality' for understanding and evaluating early childhood pedagogical work and relate these to alternative ways of understanding early childhood itself and the purposes of early childhood institutions.

Learning to Lead Second Edition

Author: Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605540919
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Learning to Lead combines theory and practice with important topics such as human development, diversity, anti-bias, and social change. New to this edition is information on leadership connections in school-age care and nurturing leadership in children. Each chapter is designed to prompt self-evaluation and personal leadership development.

Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children

Author: Dorothy H. Cohen
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807735756
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition outlines methods for keeping records that provide a realistic picture of a child's interactions and experiences in the classroom. Numerous records of teachers' observations of children from birth to age 8, some retained from previous editions, some newly added to reflect today's early childhood settings, enrich this work and make it concrete, accessible, and fun to read.