Providing feedback for mutual observations

Research has demonstrated that feedback when debriefing a lesson observation will be most effective when undertaken in an atmosphere of trust and security, and with a developmental intent (Hitchins and Pashley, 2000). Here are a few 'Top Tips' when discussing what you see in your colleagues' classrooms... Begin by asking ‘what did you think of the …

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Adopting a specific focus for mutual observations

Before entering into any peer-to-peer observation, the focal point of the observation needs to be crystal clear so that both the observer and the observed are benefiting from the process. Are you looking at teacher actions, student behavior, or both? Are you trying to understand instructional practices or student engagement? Are you watching all students …

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The 21st Century Classroom – part II

  Written by Gareth Owen 24 September 2017 Whilst there can be no argument that both outstanding and creative teaching have been practiced well before the technological era, it has never been enough for a school to merely prepare students for their exams. A narrow (whilst hugely important) perspective such as this fails to provide …

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