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The Power of Classroom Observations

Several Years ago I was listening to an audio series by Bob Harrison (Doctor Increase). Mr. Harrison ran a successful car dealership in California for many years and now he travels the world and teaches success principles.

One of the principles that I learned from Mr. Harrison was this: Manage Your Business by walking around ! In fact, he called it a MBWA in Business!

I use that principle today in my child care facilities. I manage my facility by walking around. Moreover, you could let the video monitoring cameras do the work, however, nothing can take the place of good old fashion walking around and observing your staff.

Today I am going to share with you 5 things that you should look for when observing your staff and what to do with the observations.

  1. Is the teacher interacting with the children.
  2. Observe to see that the children are engaged in the activities.
  3. Does the room look safe?
  4. Is the teacher following your center or program classroom policies?
  5. Is the teacher of aware of the needs of the children in care?

Now that you have done the observation, you must do the following:

  1. Schedule a time to give the teachers  your feedback
  2. Share what you loved about the observations
  3. Share areas that need improvement.
  4. Get feedback from the teacher
  5. Plan a follow-up observation to look for improvement, then schedule a follow-up meeting.

For more staff management tips, be sure to subscribe to my 7-Day Child Care Business Management eCourse. You may also want to download a copy of my Director’s Handbook.

With your Success in Mind,

Shiketa Morgan

Featured Book: Chicken Nuggets, Compiled by Rhonda Culton, MA

As you may already know, I am addicted to reading good books and not just good books, I love to read Inspiring Books.

Child Care Business Owner,  Consultant and Professor, Rhonda Culton has recently published a book titled: Chicken Nuggets.

I just love the title of Rhonda’s book and it is so fitting for the Business of Child Care . In fact, I had to feature Rhonda’s Book on my Blog.

Rhonda’s book is dedicated to  educators all around the world and is full of inspirational messages from Teachers, Directors, Owners and educators.

About Rhonda

Rhonda has over 20 years of experience in the field of Child-Development, has an Masters of Arts in Education, and currently teaches in the child-development field in her local community colleges. She also  owns a child care Business and works with others to make their child care businesses successful.

Here are some Chicken Nuggets From Rhonda’s Book

Although I am a teacher, I learn from the children everyday.”- Edith Betancourt, Preschool Teacher

If I knew then, what I now, I would have saved many troubled and challenged children. Yvette Flores, MA

” When parents say ” My kids are nice, the teacher thinks ” good it will be an easy day.” When a parent says, my kid is normal, to the teacher normal means he has all ten fingers and toes. ~Vanessa Brissette, Preschool Director

If you are a Center Owner or Director, this book will make a great gift for Teacher’s Appreciation Day. It is also a great idea to just have a copy in your program for an inspirational read.

For more inspirational insight and to get a taste of the different flavors of Chicken Nugget Sauce in Rhonda’s Book, Grab your copy today! Click here

To Your Success!

~Shiketa

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