Pros And Cons Of Being An Observer

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After reading the three chapters, I learned a lot about what this course is going to be like and what the requirements are so that I can be successful. I learned how to be an observer, but do it in the right way. I liked how the book said, "as an observer, you are like a photograph." This is how we see the world around us, and how we get along with the children and families by observing them more closely and getting to know them more. However, when being an observer, it is so hard not to make judgments about a kid or parent, so we need to see the positive side instead of the negative side. Also, with being an observer, you have to be passionate about your love for children and understand each of the children. If someone does not like children, then it is going to be hard to be an observer and make assumptions that may not be true. Culture is a vital part of learning because our culture is in the way we communicate to people, our expectations, and how we observe…show more content…
It does take time before you are experienced and see every little thing a child does. I like how the book shows how to ask the right questions and how to find out. It talks about questions that you might ask yourself about an individual child, a family member of the child, skills or content, group dynamics, etc. These are so important and will help to become a skilled observer. It also shared that when you do observe that you should paper and pencil so that you can write brief notes as you are observing a child. By taking notes, it will help you not miss anything and that way you can write everything down the right way. Running records are so descriptive, so it is essential to be as detailed as possible. I liked how the book had a section about running records because it gave me an insight into what I am going to have to do when I go and observe a child. I also like how it gave examples that way I know how to do one correctly. It was
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