Why should we observe or be observed teaching?
Have you ever observed a teacher or been observed yourself by a colleague? It can be an incredibly powerful form of professional development.
Peer observation leads to:
- the creation of a culture of trust, cooperation and collaboration
- the orientation of new or less experienced teachers
- a development of teaching strengths
- the integration of constructive feedback
- a deeper appreciation of the science behind teaching and learning
Video: Mirror, Mirror…Observe, Reflect, and Apply – a tale of what could be!
Here’s an article you might find interesting on this subject: Building Better Teachers, The Atlantic
Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback, TED Talks, 10:21, 2013
Learning resources created by Tania Battista (Consultant, EMSB), Frank Furfaro (Consultant, EMSB), Audrey Parent (Graphic Designer, CSSMI), and Tracy Rosen (RECIT Consultant, CSSMI).
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