I'm being formally observed tomorrow during literacy centers and guided reading time. Does anyone have advice for observations? I'm extremely nervous about it and typically shy, so being observed by another adult makes me kinda shut down, and I'm trying to push myself not to do so. We'll just be finishing snack and then going into centers. What do you say exactly to them before they start centers...I want to make sure that my directions are clear, so that I can prevent behavior problems before they start. I'm a first year teacher and I'm not sure if I am doing things in an effective manner. I think my biggest fear is not managing centers well enough. I play music when it is time to switch centers, but I feel that things are still chaotic.