Notify your instructional coach when the observation will occur, and invite your instructional coach to the post-observation discussion.
- An opportunity to engage in reflective, professional conversation
- Identify which performance areas/descriptors will be present during the observation and what they will look like
- Identify what, in addition to the descriptors, you would like noted during the observation
- Preview to the lesson/activity to be observed
- Decide how information should be collected to be useful to you after the observation
- Teacher has the opportunity to summarize impressions of the lesson and student learning
- Observer may pose reflective questions such as:
- How do you think it went?
- How did students react to the lesson? Why?
- What surprised you during this lesson?
- What comparisons might you make between the lesson you planned and the one you taught?
- What did you do to make this a successful learning experience for students?
- What learning do you want to take with you to future situations?
- How might you apply this new learning?
- Share ideas, instructional strategies, observations
- Discuss each descriptor identified prior to the observation
- How was the descriptor in evidence?
- How does intentional thinking about the descriptor influence practice?