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.
Marlyn James is an education and early childhood professor.
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About the Author
Marlyn James: Marlyn James is an education and early childhood professor at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. With more than 30 years in the early childhood field, Marlyn has worked as a preschool teacher and center director and with infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities. Marlyn presents workshops at the local, state, and national levels. She is the coauthor of Early Learning Standards and Staff Development and Focused Observations. Marlyn holds a master’s degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College.