The Art of Awareness, Second Edition: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching

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Redleaf Press, Dec 18, 2012 - Education - 232 pages
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Become a keen observer to better learn about child development, find curriculum ideas, and meet requirements when assessing outcomes.
 

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Curtis and Carter are early childhood experts who have both coauthored several books in the field of early childhood education. This book, their fifth together, is designed to offer ideas, activities ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1
12
Chapter 2
24
Chapter 3
40
Chapter 4
56
Chapter 5
72
Chapter 6
90
Chapter 7
106
Chapter 10
166
Chapter 11
184
Chapter 12
208
Chapter 13
226
Chapter 14
242
References
259
Additional Resources
261
Index
263

Chapter 8
122
Chapter 9
144

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About the author (2012)

Deb Curtis: Deb Curtis is an experienced infant/toddler caregiver, preschool and school-age child care teacher, CDA trainer, Head Start education coordinator, college instructor, and assistant director of a child care program. Deb now works directly with children in classroom settings. She holds a master's degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College.

Margie Carter: Margie Carter is an experienced preschool, kindergarten, and primary school teacher; curriculum developer; High/Scope trainer; child care director; and college instructor. In the last decade, Margie has focused her attention on working with directors to develop strong administrative systems that support reflective teaching. Margie holds a master's degree in human development and leadership from Pacific Oaks College.

Together, Margie Carter and Deb Curtis have designed and taught college-level classes, worked side by side with classroom teachers, produced professional development videos, and coauthored seven Redleaf Press books. They cofounded Harvest Resources in 1994 as a partnership to inspire early care providers and educators to engage fully in their own learning. They are regular writers for Child Care Information Exchange and contributors to other publications. Deb and Margie travel extensively across North America, Australia, and New Zealand to teach and to consult with early childhood programs.

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