This guide explores how students enrolled in teacher education courses can get the most out of their observations in schools and other education-related settings. The author explores several research-based methods for viewing classroom behavior and provides practical exercises to help prospective teachers interpret the busy and complex interactions they observe.
I. Introduction II. Knowledge Goals for Focused Observations Professional Goals for Improvement What Real Classrooms Are Like Becoming Aware of Classroom Behavior: Lenses for Self-Improvement III. Applications Lenses for Viewing Classroom Behavior IV. Extensions Narrative Reports Rating Scales Classroom Coding System For Reflection Glossary References