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Observation Skills for Effective Teaching (6th Edition)
Gary D. Borich

Pearson, 2010

The sixth edition of Observation Skills for Effective Teaching focuses on observing others and incorporating the right tools, knowledge, and skills into your own practice — key principal means by which you can become an effective and professional teacher.   Using this text, you will learn to observe in the following eight areas: learning climate, classroom management, lesson clarity, instructional variety, task orientation, student ...


The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner
K. Daniel O'Leary, Richard E. Heyman, ...

Wiley, 2011

THE BESTSELLING TREATMENT PLANNING SYSTEM FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions New chapters on Internet ...


Discovery of the Child
Maria Montessori

Ballantine Books, 1986

Maria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD, she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn. With 16 pages of photographs.


A Grief Observed
C. S. Lewis

HarperOne, 2009

Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he ...


Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children
Dorothy H. Cohen, Virginia Stern, ...

Teachers College Press, 2008

''Responds to new knowledge about how children think, learn, and develop language, and about the influences of families, culture, and other environmental influences.'' --Zero to Three ''By providing detailed descriptions of the important aspects of a child's life (routines, use of materials, language, interactions, and more), giving specific questions to guide thoughtful observations, and offering a wealth of real examples, the authors inspire ...


Observing Development of the Young Child (8th Edition)
Janice J. Beaty

Pearson, 2013

Janice J. Beaty’s best-selling Observing Development of the Young Child teaches its audience how to observe, record, and interpret the development of children ages three through five by utilizing a unique checklist to document each aspect of development. This proven resource discusses what these young children are like, and how to support them in their early development with exciting hands-on activities. Even though the new edition has ...


Week by Week: Plans for Documenting Children's Development
Barbara Ann Nilsen

Cengage Learning, 2013

WEEK BY WEEK: PLANS FOR DOCUMENTING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT, Sixth Edition, addresses a dilemma facing pre-service and in-service teachers--how to manage detailed, meaningful documentation on their students' development and achievements while attending to the other functions necessary to keep children safe and actively involved in learning. This all-purpose guide provides a concrete, systematic plan for recording each child's development in all ...


Observing the User Experience, Second Edition: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research
Elizabeth Goodman, Mike Kuniavsky, ...

Morgan Kaufmann, 2012

The gap between who designers and developers imagine their users are, and who those users really are can be the biggest problem with product development. Observing the User Experience will help you bridge that gap to understand what your users want and need from your product, and whether they'll be able to use what you've created. Filled with real-world experience and a wealth of practical information, this book presents a complete toolbox ...


Seeing Young Children: A Guide to Observing and Recording Behavior
Warren R Bentzen

Cengage Learning, 2008

This book uniquely blends the theoretical and practical aspects of observing and recording behavior, and begins with a discussion of the basic meaning of observation, and why it is so important to human functioning. The author discusses how to interpret observations, the implementation of findings, and ongoing evaluation to aid in comprehension. Actual observation exercises allow readers to test their skills along the way.


Observing and Understanding Child Development: A Child Study Manual
Debra Ahola, Abbe Kovacik

Cengage Learning, 2006

Observing and Understanding Child Development: A Child Study Manual is a text with the benefits of a resource and workbook, designed to help students and practitioners learn to gather and interpret data to gain insight into child development. The reader is first introduced to the importance and techniques of observation, being taught why, how, and when to observe. They then move into developmental domains including the typical patterns of ...


Observing Children and Adolescents: Student Workbook (with CD-ROM)
Michie Swartwood, Kathy H. Trotter

Cengage Learning, 2003

OBSERVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS is an approximately 200 minute program of video segments that feature the highlights of infant, child and adolescent development. Designed to deepen student's understanding of major developmental milestones, the program focuses on concrete and observable behavior and features segments of children interacting with peers, parents, and teachers in a variety of settings. The video focuses on how major developmental ...


How to Read a Person Like a Book: Observing Body Language to Know What People Are Thinking
Gerard I. Nierenberg, Henry H. Calero, ...

Square One Publishers, 2010

Imagine meeting someone for the first time and within minutes—without a word being said—having the ability to tell what that person is thinking. Magic? Not quite. Whether people are aware of it or not, their body movements clearly express their attitudes and motives, communicating key information that is invaluable in a range of situations. How to Read a Person Like a Book is designed to teach you how to interpret and reply to the ...


Hands-On Earth Science Activities For Grades K-6
Ed.D. Marvin N. Tolman

Jossey-Bass, 2006

This is the second edition of Marvin N. Tolman’s bestselling book Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6. Like all the books in The Science Problem-Solving Curriculum Library series, this revised edition offers compelling activities that help teach students thinking and reasoning skills along with basic science concepts and facts. The book’s activities follow the discovery/inquiry approach and encourage students to analyze, ...


Classroom Observation Tasks: A Resource Book for Language Teachers and Trainers (Cambridge Teacher Training ...
Ruth Wajnryb

Cambridge University Press, 1993

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 ...


Reading People: How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior--Anytime, Anyplace
Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Wendy Patrick Mazzarella

Ballantine Books, 2008

How can you “hear between the lines” to detect a lie? When is intuition the best guide to making important decisions? What are the tell-tale signs of romantic attraction? Jo-Ellan Dimitrius–America’s leading behavioral expert–shows us how to spot the critical clues to a person’s integrity, work habits, and sexual interests, and to interpret these signs with accuracy and precision. In this phenomenal guide–now revised and ...


Using Observation in Early Childhood Education
Marian C. Marion

Pearson, 2003

Written by a prolific, well-respected author, this book teaches how to observe, document, and assess children's development and progress—emphasizing how powerful ethical, responsible observation can be in a teacher's professional life. Focusing on observations as an intrinsic part of authentic assessment, the author advocates a protective, respectful attitude toward it. Provides an overview of various informal and formal observation and ...


The Art of Awareness: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching
Deb Curtis, Margie Carter

Redleaf Press, 2002

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. Featuring nine Observation Study Sessions, this book offers ideas, activities, and experiences, as opposed to just a set of checklists and facts to learn. Chapters cover observing seven different aspects of children's lives as well as tips for gathering and preparing documentation. A ...


Observing Development of the Young Child (7th Edition)
Janice J. Beaty

Pearson, 2009

“How can we tell where children stand in their physical, cognitive, socioemotional, language, and creative development?  Do we test them?  Measure them? Compare them?”   This textbook teaches students how to become observers and how to document their findings using one tool:  The Child Development Checklist .  The author posits that the best method to determine a child’s strengths is for the teacher to observe ...


The Observing One, 2011

It is an overwhelming experience of perfection and beauty to witness the "oneness", i.e., the "reality", perceived as intuition or "revelation" by those in the past and relayed through allegories and metaphors, arriving at the same truth with scientific findings.. As exquisitely and descriptively as one may talk about "What beauty is", ultimately its meaning can be as diverse and numerous as its admirers. Yet no matter how infinitely various ...



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