This complete, hands-on guide to classroom observations is specifically designed for use by teacher education students prior to their student teaching. The workbook provides detailed guides for observing the dynamics of the classroom, participating with the classroom teacher, and then reflecting on the experience. It also includes more than 50 practical blank forms that cover all aspects of observation, participation, and reflection, from the structured observation of a lesson to a checklist for determining teaching styles to reflections on small-group teaching.
Part I: UNDERSTANDING FIELDWORK
Chapter 1: The Importance of Fieldwork
Part II: OBSERVING IN THE SCHOOLS
Chapter 2: Observing Teachers
Chapter 3: Observing Classrooms, Schools, and Curriculum
Chapter 4: Observing Students
Part III: DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL TEACHING SKILLS
Chapter 5: Participation: Preteaching and Planning
Chapter 6: Teaching
Part IV: THE PORTFOLIO
Chapter 7: Keeping a Portfolio
Part V: FORMS
New to this Edition
A research-oriented first chapter now includes coverage of the most recent national trends in teaching and their effects on pre-service classroom-based observation and participation, as well as of the INTASC core standards and principles.
Additional new material addresses mainstreaming and inclusion, observing diversity in the classroom, and Kidwatching.
Expanded coverage of portfolios including how to start a portfolio, what goes into a portfolio, and writing your philosophy of education has been added
All forms are now available on a CD-ROM packaged free with each new copy of the text. Also on the CD-ROM are Case Studies, Curricular Resources and Guides for Working with Parents.
Reflecting the authors’ experience as well as the most current research and practice, this step-by-step workbook helps students systematically observe and participate in school classrooms and reflect on their observations and experiences.