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9 Proven Steps to Make The Most of Lesson Observations

Lesson observations, by themselves, are not an out-of-the-box solution. Nevertheless , they can be an opportunity to officially go into classes, and make note of which educational procedures are proving to be most successful and then discover ways to develop them further – to assist improvement in student learning.  They are a lot more than […]

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Effective Feedback for Teacher Observations

I have been giving a lot of thought to the need for effective feedback for teacher observations if observations are to be effective. Agreement on the purpose, what makes good teaching and learning  and methodology is fundamental to the success of any observation process.  ‘Buy in’ and collaboration from observees are essential  and need to be […]

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7 Tips for RECEIVING Effective Feedback For Teacher Observations

How prepared are your staff to receive feedback?  Observer training is essential but it is easy to overlook the observee’s needs- feedback is for the recipient not the giver.   Improve the effectiveness of your observations  by making sure your observees  are fully prepared, engaged and motivated by the experience.  This means that they need to […]

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3 Time Wasters – Some Uncomfortable Truths Here!

  3 Time Wasters commonly found in all places of work – Some Uncomfortable Truths Here!  Let me know if you agree or not in the comments below

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10 Tips To Ensure Staff Observations Improve Teaching and Learning

I have been considering the decision of Ofsted to stop grading individual lessons during inspections.  The reason is understandable – they did not want to give the impression that the impact of teaching, learning and assessment can be condensed into a snapshot of one lesson.  This has triggered many providers to evaluate their procedures for […]

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Why Do Lesson Observations? (Find Out Here)

  Why Do Lesson Observations is a question quite a few teachers have asked over the years. Lesson Observations – Why Do Them? Our answer is that they must first and foremost be used as a means to help and improve teacher’s performance.  As long as teachers think they are being used in sone other […]

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An 11 Point Review Of Your Lesson Observation Process

                  Great news! The Education Secretary has pledged to strip away workload that doesn’t add value in the classroom and give teachers the time to focus on teaching.  Naturally this will link with what Ofsted expects to see during an inspection of your lesson observation process. This […]

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Evaluating A Lesson Observation System

When evaluating if a lesson observation tool would benefit your company consider the following:  Is your current teacher observation procedure as streamline and effective as it could be? Are observer’s judgments aligned to Ofsted lesson observation criteria? Is your procedure supporting staff to improve their  approaches to teaching and learning? Can you readily identify good practice? […]

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