Sharing Child Skills Checklist with Parents for Observation Describe the possible pros and cons of sharing the Child Skills Checklist with parents for home observation of their child.
Discuss what parents could learn from such observations and the sharing of results with the teacher. This descriptive study examined classroom activity settings in relation to children’s observed behavior during classroom interactions, child gender, and basic teacher behavior within the preschool classroom. 145 children were observed for an average of 80 minutes during 8 occasions across 2 days using the inCLASS, an observational measure that conceptualizes behavior into teacher, peer, task, and conflict interactions. Findings indicated that on average children’s interactions with teachers were higher in teacher-structured settings, such as a large group.