This course guide has two purposes: to prepare you for your career as a teacher, and to help you find outside sources to support the reflection in your observation reports. The gray tabs will take you to pages with information on different topics. You can also use the Next and Previous buttons at the bottoms of the pages to move between them.
You will complete six (6) formal observations during this course. You may choose to submit these observation reports in any sequence as long as all six (6) are submitted by the final portfolio submission time. The reports will cover the following topics: classroom management and routines, the four domains of the child, and instruction.
Since all observation reports must include research-based ideas and practices, you should explore and gather resources that will allow you to professionally complete the report before your observation.
Citations used to support the sections below should be in APA format.
Section IV: Pre-Observation
Section VI: Analysis
Section VII: Recommendations
Section VIII: Post-Observation