~Formally (make an appointment) or informally (sitting at a meal)
Have and know the purpose
~Understand what you are observing
~Be prepared bc things happen quickly.
~Be respectful, be on time, follow procedures
~children ask questions so be brief, honest, and avoid carrying on conversation.
~Transfer notes to type interpretations. (what is observed)
~Identify who, what, where, and when.
~Be descriptive (Give pictures of what you see)
~Make comparisons of similar and different, and compare groups of children
~uncover the data and look at the facts
~Review and clarify by reading through the comments made, clarify connections, and add additional notes.