During the observation
Guidance on completing an observation, plus a form (PDF and MS Word versions) for the observer.
Watching other people teach allows me to become a student once again and reflect on my own teaching from the ‘otherside’
Practical aspects to consider
The next stage is to undertake the observation itself. There are a number of practical things for both peers to consider:
- How should you introduce your observer?
- You should proceed as normally as possible
- The emphasis should be on the teaching (and not on the content)
- The observer should take notes on the teaching
Again, there is a form to fill in to help with these processes. This time the form should be filled in by the person doing the observation.