The Art of Awareness: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching, Third Edition (Paperback)

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More than 47,000 copies sold of the first two editions

With new chapters and updates from early childhood leaders Deb Curtis and Margie Carter invite early childhood educators to learn the art and skill of observation.

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 early childhood educators learn to observe in new ways, witness children's remarkable competencies as they experience childhood, and find new joy in their work with children.

The third edition updates include
New information on schema theory including a list of the definitions of schemas
Updated stories that reflect schema explorations and focus on observing children's ability to get along
Added information on identity development and the anti-bias goals
New chapter on observing children using their bodies
New QR codes to videos to continue learning
Updates on technology and approaches to keeping observations at the center of required assessments

About the Author

Margie Carter's speaking and consulting work as a teacher educator has her traveling throughout North America and New Zealand. With social justice as a lens, she is concerned about play as an equity issue, cultural and linguistic democracy, and uplifting the leadership, respect, and compensation of a diverse body of educators. Deb Curtis is a passionate advocate for children and the adults who care for and educate them. She has spent over forty-five years working with children and teachers in early childhood programs throughout North American and is dedicated to learning meaningful anti-bias, anti-racist teaching practices with young children to help create a kinder, more equitable world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781605547305
ISBN-10: 1605547301
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English