Tools for Learning Schools, Summer 2018, Vol. 21, No. 3
The Expert Next Door: Lesson Observations And Peer Feedback
Educators experience many benefits when they invite colleagues to observe lessons and offer feedback.
Tool 1: Plan The Observation
Establish shared expectations well before the observation.
Tool 2: Observation Notes
Record what happens during the lesson without judgment.
Tool 3: Analyze Observation Data
Prepare for the debrief conversation, leveraging expertise and experience to reflect on observations
Tool 4: Debrief And Provide Feedback
Tailor appropriate questions and record discussion notes.