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Working As An Observer

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $64,822

    Average Salary

What Does An Observer Do At Claremont University Consortium

* Be on time for the class being observed and all weekly meetings with faculty and CTL staff
* Communicate clearly and have an open mind.
* Withhold judgment.
* Take detailed notes during each class observation that will be the basis of weekly meetings with the faculty partner.
* Advise CTL staff if any questions or issues arise.
* Keep in confidence all that is observed, between CTL staff and faculty partner.
* Required Experience
* The LEO does not have to have any prior experience with the subject matter for the class being observed

What Does An Observer Do At The New Teacher Project

* Completing 20
* hours of virtual training on the TNTP Core Teaching Rubric, supplemented with up to 4 ongoing professional development sessions for the observer team throughout the academic year.
* Initial training will be conducted virtually via an online course supplemented by conference calls.
* Attending one-on-one check-in meetings with TNTP or evaluation partner staff as needed; these may include in-person meetings to discuss observation logistics like caseload and scheduling or to practice norming with other observers.
* Conducting observations in specified schools, beginning in March and continuing through June (specific staffing needs will vary by site).
* The information gathered by observers will aid in our understanding of beginning teachers’ growth trajectory and form an important part of how we ultimately measure their effect on student learning.
* These observation ratings may also be included in external research studies or contribute to evidence informing teacher licensure recommendations, depending on the site.
* Scheduling observations for all assigned teachers during each Observation Round based on teachers’ schedules and availability.
* Observing each assigned teacher during the designated observation dates for an announced observation during the regular school day* that will last 45
* minutes per participant (March through June).
* Traveling to schools to conduct observations.
* Depending on observer location and availability, this may involve arranging personal travel logistics for travel within California or to nearby states such as Nevada (including air or train transportation and lodging), or using personal transportation when applicable.
* Providing observation ratings, entered into our designated data collection system, for each assigned teacher using the TNTP Core Teaching Rubric.
* Writing a comprehensive observation report aligned to TNTP standards for ratings, and submitting reports electronically to the program.
* Participating in all required introductory and ongoing training, team meetings, and one-on-one check-ins.
* Demonstrating the ability to accurately observe and rate teacher performance based on TNTP Core Teaching Rubric

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How To Become An Observer

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.


In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.


Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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  • Spanish

  • French

  • Hindi

  • German

  • Mandarin

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

  • Chinese

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Cantonese

  • Portuguese

  • Polish

  • Telugu

  • Turkish

  • Korean

  • Vietnamese

  • Bengali

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Top Observer Skills

  1. Patient Safety
  2. Combat
  3. Artillery
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Used patient safety equipment and use universal precautions in keeping the area neat and uncluttered.
  • Recognized for outstanding judgment and determination in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Practiced radio operations, map reading, and calling for artillery fire.
  • Guided patients through their exercises and showed proper techniques.
  • Recorded patient history and symptoms during clinic Actively participated in medical discussions Interacted closely with staff, doctors, and medical students

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