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PROF 190













September 17 Minutes

  1. Attendance
  2. Story – Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
  3. a) ‘PLC’ from September 17th – TC suggestions for What A Teacher Does from TC group work

b) Handout – What Does a Teacher Do – group discussion – selection of one job by each group

  1. Session Three topic – ‘Observing in Classrooms’ – an emphasis upon ‘seeing’ instead of ‘looking’:

a)   Optical illusions shown and briefly discussed

b)   ‘Scavenger hunt’ and discussion of the Gary Borich reading – Chapter 2: Lenses For Observing from Observation Skills For Effective Teaching. PowerPoint shown can be found here:

c)    Judy Jablon et al readings – Becoming a Skilled Observer and Using What You Learn from The Power of Observation left for individual TC investigation

d)   Summaries of the Borich and Jablon readings can be found here:

  1. Vulnerable Sector Police Checks discussed for Toronto Board and Peel Board – no word on Dufferin-Peel yet.
  2. Distribution – Observing During Teaching Rounds – for Practicum Pages’ Section of courseware pack – will be discussed September 24th.


Special Notes:

  1. Summer Reading discussion on September 24.
  2. Bring ‘Observing During Teaching Rounds’ if not left in your yellow folder.
  3. Read The Little Boy by Helen Buckley – found at:
  4. Statement of Beliefs assignment due October 1st. Also due is your summer reading if you did not hand it in September 24th.



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