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Introduce and Demystify Notetaking Early and Often

In this video, veteran CLASS trainers Sarah and Mary Margaret discuss several ways to support your Observation Training participants as they learn the art of notetaking—long before the training videos even begin! 

Takeaway Tips:

  • When you introduce your participants to the various training materials at the beginning of the training, encourage them to remove the score sheets from the shrink wrap and look at them so they get an idea about what to expect later in the training.
  • Use the Lens Activity as an opportunity to introduce the the characteristics of effective notes; they are specific, behavioral, objective and efficient.
  • Help participants go from "subjective" to "objective" by asking "How do you know?" when they offer subjective evidence ("The children were happy").

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