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Observation and Assessment

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Art of Awareness, The
How Observation Can Transform Your Teacher

Author(s): Deb Curtis, Margie Carter (click on the author's name for more titles)

Featuring nine observation study sessions, this book offers ideas, activities and experiences. Chapters cover seven different aspects of children's lives and how to observe them, as well as tips for gathering and preparing documentation.

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RRP $69.95

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Basics of Assessment
A Primer for Early Childhood Educators

Author(s): Deborah J Leong, Elena Bodrova, Oralie McAfee (click on the author's name for more titles)

This reader-friendly book will help increase understanding of child assessment, including its specialized and often confusing vocabulary. Focusing on children's development and learning, the authors provide an overview of basic assessment concepts. Speaking a shared language of assessment will help early childhood professionals communicate better with other teachers, specialists, administrators, and parents.

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RRP $59.95

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Focused Observations - Second Edition, Includes CD-ROM
How to Observe Young Children for Assessment and Curriculum Planning, second edition

Author(s): Gaye Gronlund, Marlyn James (click on the author's name for more titles)

Learn the importance of and how to use observation in your early childhood classroom.

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. 

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RRP $157.95

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Focused Portfolios
A Complete Assessment for the Young Child

Author(s): Bev Engel, Gaye Gronlund (click on the author's name for more titles)

An innovative method to accurately document children's growth and development by observing them in the midst of their everyday activities. Includes a complete introduction to the Focused Portfolio method, many step-by-step examples and all the necessary forms for portfolio collection.

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RRP $78.95

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Learning Pathways Book

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book explores the methodology of the active learning approach. Full colour throughout it uses photographs to enable staff to 'visualise' effective organisation and quality provision required to enable active learning.

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RRP $56.95

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Learning Pathways Journal

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This motivational book offers a more creative approach to continuous professional development (C.P.D) that is all related to being with children from three to twelve.

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RRP $39.95

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Observing and Planning in Early Childhood Settings:
Using a Sociocultural Approach

Author(s): Carmel Richardson, Marilyn Fleer (click on the author's name for more titles)

With greater understanding of the effect of working with others in groups and acknowledgement of the impact of society and culture, a more holistic approach to learning is encouraged, rather than a focus on the individual.

The in-depth experience of the authors is reflected in their enthusiasm for this topic, and their challenge to others to undertake this journey.

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RRP $41.95

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Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten

Author(s): Gaye Gronlund (click on the author's name for more titles)

Play is an important vehicle for learning in the early years. With intentional planning frameworks, Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten provides tools and strategies to organize and develop curriculum around high-level, purposeful play. Practical application techniques help you create a cycle of planning and observation as they use a play-based curriculum to help young children thrive in your classroom.

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RRP $67.95

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Reflecting in Communities of Practice Available
A Workbook for Early Childhood Educators

Author(s): Deb Curtis, Margie Carter, Debbie Lebo, Wendy C.M. Cividanes (click on the author's name for more titles)

Reflective teaching—a continuous cycle of observing, documenting, and planning—supports children's learning and strengthens your teaching skills. Reflecting in Communities of Practice, a professional development workbook, will help you cultivate your creative, critical, and reflecting thinking skills through ten study sessions. Each session includes guided activities that focus on topics related to understanding the value and key elements of reflective teaching.

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RRP $51.95

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Spotlight on Young Children and Assessment

Author(s): Derry Koralek (click on the author's name for more titles)

Again, complied from articles from Young Children, this engaging volume addresses the purposes of and uses of assessment. Expert commentary offers an overview of the topic and specific examples to show how assessment informs and improves practice in early childhood education.

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RRP $34.95

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The Art of Awareness, 2nd Edition
How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching

Author(s): Deb Curtis, Margie Carter (click on the author's name for more titles)

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. 

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RRP $99.95

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The Portfolio Book
A Step-by-Step Guide for Teachers

Author(s): Cathy Grace, Elizabeth F Shores (click on the author's name for more titles)

Introduces a method to help early childhood teachers improve the responsiveness of their teaching. The ten-step process described here lets teachers new to the portfolio assessment process begin to use it at a comfortable pace.

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RRP $44.95

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Understanding Preschoolers (formely known as Understanding Preschool Development)
Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals

Author(s): Gigi Schweikert (click on the author's name for more titles)

Preschoolers have amazing capabilities, and although they share many common characteristics—including an eagerness to learn, play, and explore—every child is unique and special. As you teach three- to five-year-olds, you acknowledge and celebrate individual strengths and skills, promote self-confidence, and encourage their love of learning. Use this workbook to see the world through a preschooler's eyes so that you can better teach them. You will learn how to create a more preschooler-appropriate routine and program, respond to and guide children in effective ways, and develop a deeper appreciation of their unique personalities and temperaments. This is a great educational and training tool whether you are a veteran educator, new teacher, college student, or career seeker. You'll learn fascinating facts, and you'll be reminded of how important your job as an early childhood professional truly is.

Age focus: 3-5. Set of three softbound workbooks, each 72 pgs.

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RRP $44.95

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Understanding Toddlers & Twos: (formely known as Understanding Toddler Development)
Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals

Author(s): Gigi Schweikert (click on the author's name for more titles)

One- and two-year-olds are in the midst of developing and exploring their skills to communicate, move purposely, and assert their independence and individuality. As their teacher, you have great patience, energy, and creativity as you work with their "on the go" approach to life. Use this workbook to help navigate the complex toddler years and gain a better understanding of their growth and development. You will improve your interactions with them by responding to their individual needs, find out how to create a routine and environment that keeps toddlers safe as they explore and learn, and assist them as they develop self-help skills such as toileting, dressing, and eating. This is a great educational and training tool whether you are a veteran educator, new teacher, college student, or career seeker. You'll learn fascinating facts, and you'll be reminded of how important your job as an early childhood professional truly is.

Age focus: 1-2. Set of three softbound workbooks, each 72 pgs.

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RRP $44.95

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Windows on Learning 2nd Edition
Documenting Young Childrens' Work

Author(s): Judy Harris Helm, Kathy Steinheimer, Sallee Beneke (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book shows a variety of ways to document; how to collect, analyse and display children's work; to develop individualised portfolios and to meet the demands for accountability. Methods are applicable to many different curriculum models, including thematic teaching and the project approach.

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RRP $49.95

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