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Cox Suárez, Stephanie – New Educator, 2014
Close listening and observation of children as an alternative assessment is a powerful approach that can help balance an emphasis on standardized measurement. The tool of Reggio-inspired documentation is described for families with suggestions on how to advocate and support teachers who want to tell a story about children's learning that…
Descriptors: Listening, Observation, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Cook, Jennifer S. – New Educator, 2009
This study examines the experiences of ten first-year English teachers in various school contexts in two Northeastern states. Through a phenomenological approach to in-depth interviewing, teachers were interviewed at the end of their first year of teaching. Commonalities in teachers' experiences include former teachers' influences on their teacher…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Teaching Experience, Phenomenology