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City Council Meetings Observations

- The Dahlonega City Hall was crowded on the evening of March 1st 2010. The seats were full, except for at the very front, and the standing room was filled almost out the door. The crowd, mostly made up of students, leaned in to hear as the voices of the City Council members faded in and out of the faltering sound system. The six City Council members and the mayor sat along a bench as if they were the judges at a hearing. Because of the ongoing discussions and the crowd, I thought I had arrived a few minutes late; but I was able to find a seat in the front two rows....   [tags: Event Observations]

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Observations at the Park

- Observations at the Park A cigarette butt lies next to my foot, still emitting a trace of smoke. Nearby on the dusty asphalt a pigeon waddles self-consciously, bobbing its head as if pecking the air for some invisible food. A squirrel churrs a threat to his brother, challenging him to romp. The walkway before me never becomes silent. A buzz of voices blends with the city soundscape of cars driving and trucks backing, swingsets squealing and sparrows chirping. A toddler, holding tightly to his sister's stroller, yells "Achtung....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay]

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Welcome to the World of Talley's Observations

- Welcome to the World of Talley’s Observations To those of you who may have read my first article New Definitions for Words Used and Misused, I want to extend a hearty welcome to the World of Tally’s Observations. In the process of further clarification of purpose, I will present the mission of my articles and the introduction of a directory of addresses of subject matter which occupies real estate along the informational highway in Tally’s World to expedite and enhance your reading experience. The mission of my articles is to present the reader with a collection of varied case studies, surveys and other analytical documents and offer my observations and commentary....   [tags: Article Analysis]

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Observations of the Human Mind

- “Observations of the Human Mind” Perhaps the psychologist Sigmund Freud lives in a different world than we do today. Today’s world is one of much denial. People today have a difficult time believing the writings of Freud. In the “Oedipus Complex” Freud explains how our minds work on a subconscious level (482). However, humans are like Oedipus with regards to the power of dreams, the parental bonding, and the “tragedy of destiny” (479). First of all, the power of dreams can be an example of how the human mind works on a subconscious level....   [tags: Psychology]

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Child Observation: 3 1/2 Year Old PreSchooler

- For 12 weeks I observed a young pre-schooler Child C aged 31/2 years old, through my account I would give an observer’s view of Child C, three theories peculiar to Child C and my the emotions evoked in me as an observer. My observation assisted in my understanding of the changes in Child C as the week progressed over the 12 weeks. My first few visits at the nursery Child C appeared boisterous and obnoxious. This led me to assume Child C was the class bully, I shared my finding with the class and the views were ambivalent and divided....   [tags: observations, preschoolers,]

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Netball Shooting Video Observations

- This essay is about the observation and analysis of the technique/composition of the performance of the performers on the video provided which is, a netball shooting video. Just for a beginning, in netball today, two basic shots are used which are, Australian high release and Caribbean shot. Netball has a unique style: the ball is released high and is usually released while shooter is stationary. Accuracy, composure, toughness, precise technical work and released game pressure situations are the key ingredients to consistent, high percentage shooting....   [tags: Game Review ]

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Observations Of Life

- INTRODUCTION I am not a psychologist by far, I have no degree in the field of psychology nor do I wish to have, I am just an everyday person that observes and analyzes the things I see. As I am writing this I am at the ripe old age of 18. To some people this may imply that I do not have any credibility in writing these things because I do not have the wisdom of age. Well, to those people I say that they should hear me out on these perceptions and continue reading, because you can not judge someone else unless you have heard their side of the story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Observations on Shakespeare's As You Like It

- Observations on As You Like It As You Like It will be for many of you a rather difficult play to appreciate and interpret simply on the basis of a reading. The reasons for this are not difficult to ascertain. The play is, as I have observed, a pastoral comedy, that is, a comedy which involves a traditional literary style of moving sophisticated urban courtiers out into the countryside, where they have to deal with life in a very different manner from that of the aristocratic court....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]

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Shakespeare's Hamlet - Observations of Madness

- Hamlet: Observations of Madness One of the most analyzed plays in existence is the tragedy Hamlet, with its recurring question: "Is Hamlet’s 'antic disposition' feigned or real?" In truth, this question can only be answered by observing the thoughts of the main characters in relation to the cause of Hamlet real or feigned madness. In the tragedy Hamlet, each of the main characters explains Hamlets madness in their own unique way. To discover the cause behind the madness of Hamlet, each character used their own ambitions, emotions and interpretations of past events....   [tags: Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Observations on The Grapes of Wrath

- Observations on The Grapes of Wrath As you approach your home, you realize the empty barn and the crooked house sagging close to the barren ground. A closer view unveils an empty, dried up well, an emaciated cat limping past the caved in porch, a tree with "leaves tattered and scraggly as a molting chicken" (23), a stack of rotting untouched lumber and cracked, jagged window panes reflecting the desolate land abroad. This description portrays the Joad family's home suffering from abandonment when they leave their country home life for better opportunities in the west....   [tags: The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck]

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Observations Carried out on Children Should Be Objective

- All observations that are carried out on children should be ‘objective’. According to the Oxford online dictionary objective means that a person or their judgement should not be influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts – in other words, the observations should be unbiased. You should always be non-judgemental about the child and base your observation from only what you have seen on that specific day, not taking any past events into consideration – it is important that all children are treated fairly and equally to make the observation valid (based on the truth – Collins English dictionary) it is essential to make observations valid to increase objecti...   [tags: judging a child, subjectivity]

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Polonius' Observations on Hamlet's Madness

- Polonius' Observations on Hamlet's Madness The obedient Ophelia has followed her father's injunctions and repelled Hamlets letters and denied him access to her. Polonius is certain that these rebuffs have driven Hamlet mad. His only action is to inform the king and queen, and to let them decide what the next move will be. In Polonius lengthy discussion with the king and queen he explain the situation: Polonius: Your noble son is mad. Mad call I it; for, to define true madness, What is't but to be nothing else but mad....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet]

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Observations on Magical Realism

- Observations on Magical Realism   What is magical realism. Many people have conflicting ideas about when and who first used the term. It is likely that most people are completely confused when confronted with this subject, but after they read a few papers on magical realism, it becomes a little clearer. The papers that Amaryll Chanady, Luis Leal, Angle Flores, Franz Roh, and Scott Simpkins wrote have been helpful in studying the history and theory of magical realism. Each paper has many good points in it, but the authors argue so much over who is right or wrong that it is hard to decide who to agree with....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Odour of Chrysanthemums: observations

- Odour of Chrysanthemums: observations ‘‘Odour of Chrysanthemums’’ was written between the end of the Victorian period in 1901, and the beginning of World War I in 1914. It was a time when England was still a powerful international force, and the head of a huge empire that extended from India to Nigeria, which demonstrated England’s political power and also provided a vast market for its manufactured goods. During the nineteenth century, England’s industrial machine had developed the factory system, which produced surplus goods for export....   [tags: English Literature]

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Observations on Emerson's Self-Reliance

- Observations on Self-Reliance "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles ." This quotation forms the closing two lines of Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self Reliance". I am greatly enlightened by his ideas in this article. "Trust thyself" was his advice and many Americans listened. They not only listened in Emerson's lifetime, but his individualistic concepts have reverberated up to the present time. After reading the ideas expressed in "Self-Reliance", I have come to believe that self-reliance is the most important factor in my life....   [tags: Emerson's Self Reliance Essays]

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Light Observations

- Light Observations Made on 2-17-05 From the hours of 1800 to 2200 on Thursday 2-17-05, an inspection of the lights found on the exterior of the warehouses, container lots, pipe yard, and dock took place. After searching all the light fixtures on the outside of the warehouses there were only two found that possibly could cause a hazard to someone. The first one found was at bay door 1A-1, the fixture was hanging loose off the wall with wires exposed. 2B-2 was the other site with a possible hazard....   [tags: essays research papers]

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One Student's Observations of an Online Community

- One Student's Observations of an Online Community      An online community is a place where individual users with common interest come together to build relationships with similar people.  Recently I was looking through the Yahoo and MSN websites, searching for an interesting community to join.  Unfortunately, all of the message boards I was interested in had been inactive for over a year.  Online communities must involve growing relationships among active users.  Many people believe that online communities are a waste of time and are destroying our current society.  Howard Rheingold, an author, argues another point of view (92)....   [tags: Sell Websites Buy Websites]

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Learning about Children's Literacy Behaviors & Interests

- For this assignment, I had the pleasure of going into a second grade class at Sandy Creek Elementary. While in this second grade classroom, I completed three ten minute observations and I completed an interest inventory, both done on one student. The interest inventory consists of multiple questions, both academically and socially based, that I asked my student, who I will be referring to as J.R.. At the beginning, I sat down with J.R. and told her that I had to ask her a couple questions for an assignment that I was completing....   [tags: observations and interest inventory]

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Galileo Galilei, The Creator of Modern Science and Physics

- In 1564 the creator of modern science and physics was born in Pisa, Italy. Galileo Galilei was Europe’s most celebrated scientist. His early experiments laid the foundation for modern physics. His observation revealed new truths about the universe. Galileo was a great philosopher of nature. He revolutionized our understanding of astronomy. Galileo was a devout Catholic with a strong faith and strongly believed in the Holy Scriptures. In 1600 Galileo’s first of three illegitimate children, Virginia was born....   [tags: telescope, astronomy, observations]

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The Need to Explain Leave Impression in an Interview

- ... On the other hand high consistency, high consensus and high distinctiveness are sufficient explanation of external causes also known as 'situational attribution' Q2) "In an interview situation, attributional processes are especially relevant in that a recruiters interpretation of information can determine the relative weight and importance of that information and subsequent decisions to hire" . In case of Rowan and his first interviewee Hagan the bias that will influence the most in Rowans decisions will be the Anchoring Bias which is a tendency to fixate on initial information from which one then fails to adequately adjust for subsequent information(Robbins, S....   [tags: perception, judgement, observations]

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Will the Earliest Hominid Please Standup?: Evoultion Exposed

- ... Creationism is the belief that life, the Earth, and the universe are the creation of a supernatural being, according to Wikipedia.com. Creationism, associated in the United States primarily with fundamentalist Protestant Christianity, asserts the literal biblical account of God’s creation of mankind and the rest of the universe (Tattersall 21). Today, creationism is once again on the rise, as part of a revival of populism in the United States. Evolution is the change in the inherited characteristic of biological populations over successive generations (Wikipedia)....   [tags: theories, fossils, observations, human]

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Human Error in Archeology

- The dangers of human error surround us all, but they cannot be avoided; it is inevitable. As I have gone through my high school career I have thought, though I know realize it is a very elementary thought, that science is one of the most stable curriculum and thus not susceptible to human error. I was very wrong. This week in my science class, Reading and Writing Science, we studied Archeology. Archeology is a field that requires the background information of history and the scientific methods of science....   [tags: science, artifacts, observations]

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Observations of a Teacher

- Reflecting on the microteaching activity, I would have to say I found it interesting as it showed my weaknesses in teaching. I believe that I prepared enough for the activity, but the information that I prepared was just too much to handle. I did not plan to say everything I had prepared, but I did have a plan that would cover a portion of it and then have a fast forward kind of approach to the majority of the presentation. I would then press play so to say and begin lecturing over the topic in the final part of the presentation....   [tags: microteaching, lesson, assess]

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Observations on Property in Robinson Crusoe and Second Treatise

- Observations on Property in Robinson Crusoe and Second Treatise             People have been fighting over land and possessions since Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden. But what actually constitutes the ownership of property. In the eighteenth century John Locke and Daniel Defoe addressed this question. In his Second Treatise, Locke defends the rights of people to property and he explains the basis for obtaining and maintaining dominion over it. In Robinson Crusoe, Defoe suggests a definition of property that concurs in part with Locke's, which indicates that people can claim ownership of property when they have added their labor to some part of it....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Sleep Observations Related to Potential Errors at Work Report

- Sleep Observations Related to Potential Errors at Work Report Ladies and Gentlemen better known as board members. This study was conducted to find if there is any correlation between sleep and errors made throughout the day. I took the privilege of making this report because we are in the business of saving lives. Everyone in this medical center wants to help all of our patients to the best of our ability. Over time we have overlooked the responsibility we have to the patients that enter our doors for care....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Student's Observations on Three Consumer Electronics Websites

- A Student's Observations on Three Consumer Electronics Websites In today’s world of technology, electronics have become an essential part of our lives. With the advances in technology and communication systems, the sizes of integrated circuits or chips decrease every year, which in turn make the electronics smaller, more reliable and more powerful. In addition, due to the economic crisis, customers’ demands are becoming more crucial. They prefer cheaper products with better functions which consume less power....   [tags: Sell Websites Buy Web Sites]

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Observations in All Our Kin

- Carol Stack finds herself in a curious place as a young white woman venturing into a black neighborhood in hopes of alleviating negative stereotypes and bringing illumination into a semiosphere that is altogether ignored or even despised. While she defined her purpose as the attempt to “illustrate the collective adaptations to poverty of men, women, and children within the social-cultural network of the black urban family” (28), her methods are not merely those of an outside observer spouting back information, but truly that of an actively engaged participant....   [tags: Carol Stack]

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Phenomenology of Dreaming

- ... They underscore that simply enumerating the features of a dream or dream series does not address the process of dreaming. By this they mean the "what" of dream experience: the sensations, thoughts, emotions, and presentational mode (e.g., bizarreness) of the dream. They find that sensations, i.e., visual, auditory, and bodily phenomena, are ever present in dreams, and that dream characters' thoughts consistently influence dream actions. The authors imply that an explanation of dreaming per se should address sensations and thought in dreams, rather than emotions or bizarreness....   [tags: laboratory observations, REM sleep]

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The Scientific Method

- What is scientific method. Scientific method is a process which we find something natural world act as a models that can be confirmed scientifically. This process requires observations, collecting data and analysing data so that can be duplicated by the other scientists. For example, if we’re at new places or environment, we observe first through our senses to learn or adapt with the new environment. Then, we automatically make a hypothesis related to the observation. A hypothesis is a prediction or assumption....   [tags: observations, hypotheses, analysis]

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Observations and History of the Blow Fly

- Blow fly Include a number of species including the common bluebottle fly, Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus) the green bottlefly, Phaenicia sericata (Meigen) and others. Adult flies are metallic blue, green, copper or black colored flies that otherwise resemble house flies in appearance. Adult:Blow flies are a diverse group ranging from 6 to 14 mm in length and generally having a metallic sheen to their bodies. The black blow fly has a dark, olive-green body, black legs, and orange pubescence around the mesothoracic spiracles....   [tags: species, habitats, larvae]

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Observations of Women in "Trifles"

- Whose side are you on. The men’s. Or the women’s. In “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, the women are more observant than the men. The women in the play discover Mrs. Wright’s motives for the murder of her husband. The sexist and rude men are preoccupied by the bigger problem when they should be looking for small details that lead to the bigger problem. The women in the play are observant. For example when the men are looking for evidence in the kitchen the women take notice of a quilt that is not finished, “She was piecing a quilt....   [tags: Play Analysis]

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Short Story- Observations of Hell

- Now at the gates of this wretched new domain I observed two prim and spritely characters dressed in a suit and tie and a long red dinner dress. None other than Ronald and Nancy Regan, smiling gleefully, “Just say no!” they chirped in unison. A chill was sent down, the cold emanated through me. The muffled cries could already be heard beyond the crystalline gates, the jagged bars of methamphetamines could barely hold back the anguish of the countless souls ensnared in this pit. My master informed me that none were allowed to speak here, their mouths and nostrils bound, lest they be able to feast of the drugs surrounding them....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Genetic Observations Through The Studies Of Hybrid Corn, Single Gene

- Genetic Observations Through The Studies of Hybrid Corn, Single Gene Human Traits, and Fruit Flies The basic foundation of modern genetics was led by Gregor Mendel (Corcos, 1993). Mendel was not the first to experiment with heredity, and our Lyman Briggs biology class will not be the last to deal with genetics. Genetics is the science of heredity. In our lab, we had three main objectives. First, we evaluated our data on monohybrid and dihybrid corn cross seed counts against Mendel’s theoretical expectations of independent assortment and the segregation of alleles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Report of Class Observations

- WEEK #1 September 13th, 2013: 10:10-11:00 The first week as I observed the class, there was an obvious concept in play through the class. A new student was taking part in the class, and she stuck out like a sore thumb. I could tell that she didn’t have the same flow and presence that each of the other student had. She was different and new, and the rest of the class saw that as well. There was a cultural difference taking place, even the minor differences in how she dresses and how she spoke had a noticeable impact....   [tags: teacher perspectives, education assessment]

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Social Observations

- Social scene 1: Two teenagers, a guy and a girl, were at the bus station having a conversation with one another. They were both Caucasian. They seem to have direct eye contact with each other. Their facial expressions showed interest. They were smiling, and it felt genuine. Most noticeably, the guy would stare at the girl and turn away. He would look at the ground. Furthermore, the girl would play with her hair. This created attention between them. The guy was doing ridiculous things, such as, making goofy smiles....   [tags: Sociolgoy]

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Gaming Observations

- At 1:15pm Saturday afternoon, I am currently hanging out at the student gaming center with the pool tables and a line of arcades in front of me. At least nine to twelve players are gathered around 2 gaming arcade machines in front of me. The two main popular ones that are of interest would be the Street Fighter 3rd Strike and the Marvel vs Capcom 2 machines. The gamers are heavily immerse in watching the players and cheering them on. I am observing four players playing on two separate machines....   [tags: Gaming, narrative]

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Neil's Observations

- Neil sometimes thought that he had multiple personalities. He became aware of the possibilities when his friends noted that he seemed to disappear into his music. When he finishes it would take some moments before he was receptive to his audience. They of course were right, for he was completely cognizant of his having slipped away to other places in his universe. They are a places without stress. It's a place of creation where only abstraction and imagery could possibly exist. He was an explorer in a diaphanous world surrounded by sounds that took on a lifelike presence....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Middle Childhood Observations

- Alexander, Enrique, and Alexis are the names of the children I observed. They have different gross motor skills and fine motor skills. However, their differences are in the sophistication of each ability. Alexander, who is 7 years old is very active. He was jumping and trying to count by jumping on the tile floors to see how many there were across the living room. He is developing typically to his age. What has influenced this level of physical development is the amount of myelin in the brain increases and raises the speed at which electrical impulses travel between neuron....   [tags: physical development, motor skills cognitive, ]

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Has Globalization Made Niccolo Machiavelli's Observations Obsolete?

- Practically nothing is known of Nicolo Machiavelli before he became a minor official in the Florentine Government. His youth, however, was passed during some of the most tumultuous years in the history of Florence. He was born the year that Lorenzo the Magnificent came to power, subverting the traditional civil liberties of Florence while inaugurating a reign of unrivaled luxury and of great brilliance for the arts. He was twenty-five at the time of Savonarola’s attempt to establish a theocratic democracy, although, from the available evidence, he took no part in it....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]

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Cultural Observations From A Somalian-American

- Did you ever know that every country has different cultural values and norms that may cause misunderstanding among cultures around the globe. Of course, I didn’t really know that till I migrated from my country to the USA. A long time ago, I believed that the world was filled with homogenous societies which are based upon one culture only and that culture must be my own culture which I must follow as the ethnocentric standard to all other nations in the world. But later, I had experienced living in multi cultural communities and different continents around the globe, such as Africa and Asia, where getting involved in other people’s lives is very common....   [tags: Cultural Issues]

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My School Experience through Observations

- So far, I have observed the class Freshman English II, section B, led by the senior assistant. It is a very large class, as I already pointed out in my previous reports. The students tend to misbehave and make noise during the lecture, thus the teacher is obliged to use some disciplinary actions, such as asking them to be silent. There were students who plagiarized their homework essays, which disappointed Mr.. As a disciplinary action, he held a twenty-minute speech to admonish them for their immoral and illegal deed, and to demonstrate to them the possible consequences of their actions....   [tags: education, academic, rules]

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Child Development: Toddlers Observation

- This observation was mostly conducted behind a one way glass. I watched the children but they did not know I was there. The ages of the children served in that program were in the range of 18-36 months. Curriculum used in that program is considered Creative. Qualifications for staff must hold to work in this program is a Child Development Associate’s degree (CDA) or Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. The kind of family involvement this program offers includes training, car seat safety, health dept....   [tags: Toddler Observation Essay]

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Child Observation Report

- Observation is important as the practitioner can find out what the child is interested in and what motivates them to learn alongside their progress and how they behave in certain situations, additionally at the same time it identifies if children need assistance within certain areas of learning or socially (DCSF, 2008). Furthermore the observations check that the child is safe, contented, healthy and developing normally within the classroom or early years setting, over time the observations can be given to parents as they show a record of progress which helps to settle the parent and feel more comfortable about their child’s education....   [tags: Child Development Observation]

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Third Grade Classroom Observation and Analysis

- Classroom Environment A general population third grade class was observed to further understand the psychological aspect of teaching. The Title I school classroom observed has sixteen students, eight girls and eight boys, and is almost entirely made up of students from a low socioeconomic status (SES). The desks are arranged with one big horseshoe and two rows of desks inside the horseshoe shape. The teacher has made adjustments to seating assignments and layout due to student behavior and feedback....   [tags: Classroom Observation Essay]

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Child Observation Report

- The pre-school is in a small predominately-white rural village with a high ratio of staff. We use a key person system working within the Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS), promoting the five outcomes of Every Child Matters. We use learning through play, risk taking (physically, emotionally and intellectually), creative thinking and listening to children to create a “whole child” philosophy. In partnership with parents who continually inform staff of their child’s welfare, disposition, activities and any concerns....   [tags: Child Development Observation]

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Classroom Observation Report

- Classroom Observation On two different days, several observations took place in two different types of environment. I observed a teacher and her students of a second grade elementary school and a teacher and her students aged 18 months to two years old in a daycare environment. I observed the environment and interaction of the teacher and his or her students....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report]

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Classroom Observation Report

- Classroom Observation After fifteen hours of classroom observation, I look forward to being a teacher even more than at the beginning of this semester....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report]

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Child Development Observation

- I. Settings of observation Observer visited a play place of a restaurant in New Jersey, Hackensack. Why I have chosen the place is easy to observe every part of child development such as cognitive, social emotional, language as well as physical at the same time. Observer performed the observation on April 28 from 1 pm to 3pm. The child was an Asian boy. He has strait short black hair with dark brown eyes and thin black eye brows. His height looked around 37 inches that he may be a little smaller than other early childhood children....   [tags: Observation, Cognitive Development]

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Classroom Observation Report

- Exploration, into the workings of a classroom, always provides a unique experience. Each teacher does her class a little different. There are so many different standards that must be reached and so many different opinions on the best way to meet the requirements. Experiencing the differences in each class helps me to develop my opinion and ideas on what I want to see in my classroom and how I want to handle my students. I work at United Methodist Church’s child development center/ preschool. I did my observations there....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report]

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The Pros and Cons of Participant Observation

- The Advantages and Disadvantages of Participant Observation as a Research Method This essay will examine how participant observation is used as a research method. In the main body of this essay, this idea will be addressed by pointing out advantages and disadvantages of participant observation. I will give examples to support my argument. Participant observation is the main research method favoured by interpetitivists. It involves the researcher participating in a social group to observe and experience the world as a participant while still observing the group for future analasys of their behaviour from the researchers point of view....   [tags: Participant Observation]

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Black and Blue Friday

- The Friday after Thanksgiving is everything from a bargain hunter’s dream come true to a husband’s worst nightmare. Since the early to mid-sixties it was been given the name “Black Friday.” Black Friday is day where stores around the country open their doors early to welcome the start of the Christmas shopping season. This is the day if you get to the mall by five a.m., you are late and will not find a parking place. It is the same day where you start off by being cussed by a pregnant woman, and end by being beat-up by an elderly lady resembling your grandmother....   [tags: Social Observations]

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The Usefulness of Participant Observation as a Sociological Method

- The Usefulness of Participant Observation as a Sociological Method Unlike other research methods participant observation allows the sociologist to look at people in their natural environment. It is often referred to as a naturalistic approach. The research does not artificially interfere with people’s lives and they are free to act as normal. This allows the researcher to gain an insight which surveys cannot produce. This is illustrated by a well-known quote: “As I sat and listened, I learned the answers to questions I would not have the sense to ask if I had been getting my information solely on an interview basis.” By W.F....   [tags: Participant Observation]

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Observations on the Writing Profession in The Republic by Plato

- Questioning of the Writing Profession Plato’s The Republic For all the time today’s students spend learning to write well, Plato is skeptical of those who spend their lives crafting words. In the tenth chapter of The Republic, Socrates condemns poets as imitators. In the dialogue that bears his name, Phaedrus wonders whether words in the constructed rhythms of speech or poetry will obscure Truth, the philosopher’s ultimate goal. Speech-writing is just the clever use of rhetorical device, poetry is faulty imitation, and both empty voices can deceive us....   [tags: Plato's Republic Essays]

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Shakespeare's Hamlet Essay: Observations on Gertrude

- And What of Gertrude in Hamlet.       To what extent does evil reign in the heart of Queen Gertrude in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This essay will delve into her character, and into the deposit of literary criticism regarding her, in order to analyze her character in depth.   Philip Edwards’ “The Ghost: Messenger from a Higher Court of Values?” expresses the necessity of the Ghost leaving the guilt of Gertrude to the afterlife:   The final injunction, ‘Leave her to heaven’, must temper our feeling of the Ghost’s personal vindictiveness....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Some Observations

- Trifles I would like to make three major points. Major #1: Since this is the first play we’ve read, the stage direction really caught my eye and I tended to consider it very seriously in determining the meaning of the work. The most obvious direction, which the essay by Parrish discusses, is that neither Mr. nor Mrs. Wright ever appear in the play, and Glaspell was the first to use this type of direction (which was later recognized as uniquely her own.) Other important examples of the play’s direction (not spoken lines) are: ( ......   [tags: Trifles Essays]

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Classroom Observation Reflective Essay

- "The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as every child should be instilled with the wish to learn." - John Lubbock As I reflect on my experiences observing in three different classrooms over the last three months, I cannot express how much I have learned by being in the classroom. I began the Master of Science in Education last fall and previous to the practicum experience I had taken 8 classes. I read books, listened to the experiences of my classmates and instructors, reflected on my own education, and tried to imagine how this information was going to prepare me to face a classroom of elementary school students....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report 2014]

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Observation of Chicago Lobbies

- Walking the various spaces for this assignment led me to be struck by the various ways space is used to create an impression, even an emotional response. Of the locations visited, the Thompson Center and Palmer House-Hilton seemed to use this to the most effect. I also had a strong reaction to the interior of the Chicago Cultural Center and discuss that here as well. The atrium of the Thompson Center is an impressive, imposing space. The skeletal framing of the building is visible throughout, creating awareness of the structure itself....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay]

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Naturalisitic Observation

- Naturalistic observation takes place as scientists perform observations in a naturally occurring situation, without becoming actively involved. In performing naturalistic observations, a scientist does not make an effort to manipulate or change what is occurring. The purpose of this kind of experimentation is to create a detailed record of the events that happen and of perceptible associations between events, without having any control on the results. Apparently the objective in performing naturalistic observation is to arrange the data collection so that what is going on is comprehensible to the observer, but is not so important or conspicuous that they become the focus of attention or mat...   [tags: Naturalisitic Observation]

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Child Observation

- The task of observing a child in a natural setting seemed relatively simple. As an unmarried uncle with plenty of free time, I am frequently asked to observe and look after my twin ten year old niece and nephew. Most of the time I watch the children at my house or at my brother’s house, which for the most part is as natural a setting as can be found. The task of observing the children is reduced to just another enjoyable evening watching television, snacking on junk food and sitting around with the kids....   [tags: Observation of a Child]

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Child Observation Report

- Child Observation Subjects: Boy-3 years old, Girl-4 years old, Mother. Hypothesis: My hypothesis was to determine the effects of maternal presence versus absence on sibling behavior. Setting: This observation took place in the children's home. As a playroom they used the living room because that is where all their toys are. For my observation I used both the siblings and their mother. During the observation I was present including the children and their mother. I am not related to those children....   [tags: Child Development Observation]

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Adolescent Observation Report

- Confidential Material The names used in this Adolescent Observation Report are fictitious. This is absolutely necessary to protect the privacy of the adolescent being observed. Person observed: Mary Age: 18 Gender: Female General description: about 5’2”, black hair, brown eyes, about 100 lbs. Place of observation: at my work, World of Tile Company Others present: Other co-workers Cultural group: Chinese Physical Development Mary has reached her body height at 5’2”. Although, when she was younger she had to take growth hormones because she was not growing when the rest of her peers were....   [tags: Adolescence Development Observation]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being an Only Child

- Introduction (Personal Statement) As individuals grow older, face encounters, and endure numerous experiences, they have a tendency to eventually discover an inclusive sense of security in their daily life. Keeping a blind eye open to anything outside of our comfort zone, often times we see no reason to think about how different our lives could have been if particular events had not occurred. For instance, take a second to meditate about your life now and imagine how differently it would have been if you eradicated or altered something else....   [tags: personal reflections and observations]

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Classroom Observation Report

- Classroom Observation I use to believe that being a teacher was going to be eight hours of teaching and being with children. Being a teacher seemed to be the easiest career choice out there for me. After viewing the students of all ages and levels, I have changed my opinion of teaching. There is an unknown side to the world that can only be seen when inside a classroom....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report 2014]

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Classroom Observation Report

- These observations were made in three collegiate ESL courses during the semester, a Writing Class, a Grammar Class and a Reading/Discussion Class.     Writing Class This class was mainly teacher-centered.  The teacher explained the agenda, reviewed a feedback survey, and then led the next activity which lasted about 1 hour.  Even though she elicited student participation, she facilitated the discussions.  As the class discussed each student's essay map on the overhead, she asked students to critique the quality.  Sometimes she scaffolded the critiques to bring awareness to the main grammatical problems.  The Attention Theories, including Krashen's Monitor theory and Bialystock's explicit kno...   [tags: Teacher Observation Report 2014]

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Classroom Observation Report

- Field Observation Reflection Paper The best way for someone to determine if they really would like to go into a certain field is to observe and talk to others who are already in the discipline. This is especially important for prospective teachers because although you do not realize it as a student, teaching is a very taxing job that requires patience and determination. With a diverse classroom of students who have various levels of knowledge on the subjects being taught and how they grasp those subjects a teacher must be able to meet the needs of these pupils....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report 2014]

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Child Observation Report

- Child development is an amazing thing to watch in the way that children interact with one another and how they perceive the world that surrounds. While doing our research of child development we began to observe a group of kids ranging the ages 1 – 12. During these observations we noticed traits such as attachment, comfort, and love. Through the following examples we will proceed to observe development in our environment and explain its relativity to the text Observation #1 I observed a set of dizygotic or fraternal twins, Antonio and James, that had walked in, which were both males....   [tags: Child Development Observation]

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Weaver Girls Cognitive Development

- Four young girls that I babysit for, Mackenzie, Maggie, Meredith and Morgan, are sisters of varying ages and developmental levels. Mackenzie is eight years old, Maggie is six years old, Meredith is three years old and Morgan is sixteen months old. Each girl is at a different stage in cognitive, physical, mental, social and emotional development. I have babysat for the girls for four years now and was able to watch them grow and change in many different ways. Since they are from the same family, I was also able to see how nature and nurture played into their development....   [tags: psychological analysis, personal observations]

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Observations From Both Sides Of The Refrigerator Door

- Book By Robert Fulghum Report by (Your Name Here) Uh-Oh was written by Robert Fulghum, it is 244 pages long and was published by Villard Books. This book is a collection of small stories pertaining to the life of the author, and also his opinions, thoughts, and philosophies. There are no specific characters that are through the book except the author. This is not a novel, but yet it does continue some of the ideas written in his previous books, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten and It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Observations Upon Waking Each Morning

- A small crack in the egg-smooth walls of sleep, and I can sense a day circulating around me. Thin air holds images: a man sweeping trodden debris of dream off city sidewalk one hour before any pedestrian footfall. Shy birds made of confusion and tissue paper. Dissipating, those intent silent seconds when one listens in vain to pull full sentences from the soft dinner-party murmur of dreams and reality. To sort the sounds of the real bedroom from the mingling sounds of the Protean. The world opens up between my eyelids, and my eyelids open onto white ceiling or white wall....   [tags: Descriptive Essays]

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Anthropology: An Obeservation of Real Life Interactions Among a Group of Friends

- For my subgroup project, I decided to observe a group of teenage boys. Located at the intersection of Fullerton and central. The location seemed like any other McDonalds except the arrangement of the sits. They have a wide range of chairs and furniture located in the side of the entrance while the front part was wide. My subgroup was located in the side of the McDonalds near the restrooms. The methods I used were participant observation, informal interviewing, and formal interviewing. While I conducted my observations on Tuesdays and Thursdays....   [tags: observation, interviewing, pattern]

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Teach like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56

- ... According to Rafe, “Level 1 thinking is based on fear. Eventually we want our children to behave well not because they fear punishment but because they believe it is right” ( 15). After sharing his personal philosophy and teaching style, the second part of the book called, The Method, shares Esquith’s passionate approach to the various subjects in the curriculum. His teaching strategies, such as his careful choice of books and film, his detailed approach to planning fieldtrips, his success at teaching Shakespearean theatre, his hands on band and class economic system, once again highlights his total commitment to his students....   [tags: Rafe Esquith, classroom techniques, observations]

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Essay About The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Observations

- Paralysis in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Prufrock's paralysis follows naturally from this subjectivizing of everything. If each consciousness is an opaque sphere, then Prufrock has no hope of being understood by others. "No experience," says Bradley in a phrase Eliot quotes, "can lie open to inspection from outside" (KE, 203). Prufrock's vision is incommunicable, and whatever he says to the lady will be answered by, "That is not what I meant at all./That is not it, at all" (CP, 6). The lady is also imprisoned in her own sphere, and the two spheres can never, like soap bubbles, become one....   [tags: Love Song J. Alfred Prufrock]

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Observation and Analysis of a Cultural Scene

- Clifford Geertz once said: “Cultural analysis is intrinsically incomplete. And, worse than that, the more deeply it goes the less complete it is.” I recently spent a short amount of time at a busy 5-way traffic circle near my residence. While sitting in one spot for about 25 minutes, I observed many people doing many different things (mainly driving). Observing the various people made me think of what their particular cultures may have been, and from there, I began thinking of culture in and of itself....   [tags: Ethnographic Observation Essay]

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Classroom Teacher Observation Report

- A. Evaluation Form or Observation Protocol The evaluation form that was used to evaluate a classroom teacher’s performance is a rubric used by the school district (Hillsborough County Public Schools, 2012). A1. Performance Factors The teacher was rated using a rubric with specific criteria in four domains including planning and preparation, the classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities (Hillsborough County Public Schools, 2012). Within each of these domains are components which are the performance factors that are relevant to classroom teachers....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report]

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Child Development Observation Report

- Compare and contrast a child from younger age group with a child from an older age group. For the younger age group, I observed a 6-month-old, boy infant, called Manden, in my friend’s home. 1. Adult/Teacher Interaction: In an adult interaction, the child I observed were more engaged with the people around him by infant-directed speech. His mom and I were basically called his name by rhythm, and he responded to us by smiling and being excited. As I observe in terms of turn-taking, I realize Manden responded to the people around him after everyone is done talking to him....   [tags: Child Observation Report]

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Teacher Observation Placement Analysis

- My observation placement is in the School District of Smallville. As of the 2011-2012 school year, the district has 10,293 students who attend school, 23 percent of their student population are minority students. While the population of the school (78 percent as of 2011-2012 school year) identifies as White, the population in minority students has been increasing over the years. The Latino/Latina (or “Hispanic” as stated by the district’s report) has increased by one percent since the 2010-2011 school year; the Latino/Latina student population rose from 1,054 to 1,092 students....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report]

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Middle School Nurse Observation

- During many years the role of school nurse was traditionally viewed as one where the nurse cared for students that were injured, applied bandages and gave out ice bags. Throughout the years the role of the school nurse has evolved into one of leadership and management along with many other duties including traditional roles as mentioned above. The services provided by a school nurse range from assessment and screening to coordinating care for regular students as well as students with special needs....   [tags: Nursing Observation Report]

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Classroom Teacher Observation Report

- I was unprepared, unknowing, and curious about what South County middle school would offer me for my observation. South County is established in a well developed neighborhood with most of the houses costing $329,232 or more. The middle school has over 1,100 students with different ethnic backgrounds including: 59% Caucasian, 29% Hispanic, 6% African American, 4% unknown ethnicity, and 2% Asian (publicschoolreview.com, 2013). As I walked into the middle school the Leander ISD vision is posted on the walls stating, “Every student is encouraged, supported, and challenged to achieve the highest levels of knowledge, skills, and character.” South County tries to uphold this vision by ensuri...   [tags: Classroom Observation Essay]

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Observation of Preschool and Elementary Classrooms

- People always say that children are the future, and they are right. That is what makes understanding how children develop so crucial. Understanding how children develop has many important implications; it can help parents raise their children more efficiently, assist society in making informed decisions about policies regarding children’s welfare, and to help us to understand human nature (Siegler, DeLoache, & Eisenberg, 2011). An important part of understanding how children develop is understand the ways in which they learn....   [tags: Behavior Stages, Language Development]

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Observation Project of Teaching Styles

- The observation project component consisted of ten hours, two hours per age grouping. I selected four different settings and enjoyed my time at each place. Each location and setting is different as well as teaching styles. When I observed an infant room at the King’s College Early Learning Center, I was in awe over how well the childcare providers as well as how the classroom is setup. Most importantly I enjoyed my time with the infants. While I was in the room there were 6 infants, most of the infants were not mobile but were very active in play and attempting to be mobile....   [tags: classroom, infant, toddler, group]

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