Intentional teaching begins with focused observations and systematic documentation of children's learning and development. This book is filled with tools and techniques designed to help early childhood educators purposefully observe children, create portfolios with rich documentation, and plan curriculum that supports every child. Discussion questions, observation practice exercises, and reflection assignments are included, as well as DVD with classroom vignettes showcasing observation techniques.
Gaye Gronlund is an early childhood education consultant who trains early childhood educators across the country. She is a former preschool, kindergarten, and primary teacher of both regular and special education. Gaye holds a master's degree in adult learning and early education from Pacific Oaks College. She is also the author of Developmentally Appropriate Play, Focused Early Learning, Make Early Learning Standards Come Alive, and coauthor of Focused Portfolios, Focused Observations, and Early Learning Standards and Staff Development.