The Art of Awareness: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching

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Redleaf Press, 2000 - Education - 173 pages
"The key to observing children, state authors Deb Curtis and Margie Carter in The Art of Awareness, is using observation as more than just a teaching technique. Observing children closely provides a new way of thinking about learning and teaching, a way of making children visible as they are, not just as we want them to be. Observant teachers will find more than techniques for watching or taking notes about children--they will discover a different way of being with children. Featuring nine Observation Study Sessions, The Art of Awareness offers ideas, activities, and experiences--much more than just a set of checklists and facts to learn. Chapters cover seven different aspects of children's lives and how to observe them, as well as tips for gathering and preparing documentation."--Back cover.

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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


Learning to See
Observing for Childrens Perspectives
Observing How Children Explore Invent
Chapter 7
Observing Childrens Eagerness toward
Observing How Children Form Relationships
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Sample Documentation Displays

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About the author (2000)

For more than 30 years, Margie Carter has worked in the early childhood field including positions as a preschool teacher, child care director, and college instructor. She and Deb Curtis have coauthored seven books, including Designs for Living and Learning. They speak to and consult with child care organizations across the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

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