Home | Resource | Josh's Current Reading and Playlist | Curriculum Vita


Observation requires skill; many teachers report cultivating “eyes in the back of their heads.” This is microethnography, the “slice of life” approach to understanding human interaction. How do teachers cultivate their knack for knowing? What do they do with such information? This presentation will engage researchers in observation and analysis.

Resources for undergraduate, pre-service teachers observation assignments

“Makin’ a List, Checkin’ it Twice, Gonna Find Out Who’s . . . This powerpoint


Jablon Power Of Observation .pdf


Interpreting Observations .htm


Interpreting Observational Data .doc


Microethnography: How Teachers Really Do Look at their Classrooms .doc


Microethnography .ppt


Montessori: On Observation for the Teacher .ppt


Morrison Chapter 3 Assessment & Observation


AMS 2011 A Window to the Heart: Observations That Change Teachers' Views of Children

A Window to the Heart AMS Chicago March 2011. ppt


AERA 2011 Opening Eyes in the Back of Our Heads: Changing Teachers' Views of Children Through Observation

AERA 2011 Opening Eyes


Phone: 903-468-8627

Cell: 214-663-6102

Fax: 903-468-5997

Email: Josh_Thompson@TAMU-Commerce.edu 

Office: Ed South 221

Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011 Commerce, Texas 75429-3011