We periodically create time at our school for teachers to observe our colleagues teaching, followed by reflection.
Soon, I hope to be posting more about what we do.
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In the meantime, however, here are some useful resources to help you begin to think about the idea (also, please tell me about resources I’m missing):
Open Your Door: Why We Need to See Each Other Teach is by Jennifer Gonzalez.
How to observe a lesson is from The Learning Spy.
#ObserveMe: No Teacher is an Island is from IRIS Connect.
— nate bowling (@nate_bowling) September 2, 2016
#ObserveMe II: We Need Perspective is by Hope Teague-Bowling.
— Jessica Solano (@2017FLTOY) February 9, 2018
Peer observations can be a powerful learning tool for teachers. They help us to learn from each other, develop a more reflective approach to our teaching and identify development goals.
🔶 Download this free, practical guide on how to use them here:https://t.co/HI4zs54WdF pic.twitter.com/irC8RdknOd
— TeachingEnglish (@TeachingEnglish) February 9, 2019
I created a Google form for observations in my department. The questions are:
1) What did I see that I can use in my classroom?
2) One thing I can adapt to make it work in my instruction?
3) What questions do I have about what I observed?
— The Madwoman in the Classroom (@heymrsbond) July 19, 2022
— Teacher2Teacher (@teacher2teacher) July 25, 2023