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Laura Hansen
observation chart
Wed Oct 1, 2014 20:11
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Emily, I also was intrigued by the 10 minute observations and the table provided in the book. I really like that format because it gives you an in-depth look at a snapshot. I particularly like how you are looking at both actions and interactions as well as the nonverbal aspect of things. The next time I have to do an observation for the our Problem Solving Team I will definitely keep this in mind. I could see how this would be useful within a whole class setting when students are working either individually or in partners. I also liked the idea of focusing on different students each day to get a broader snapshot.

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