How can schools use lesson observations to reliable evaluate the teaching taking place?
In a profession that seeks research–led methods, and in an industry that lacks sufficient time and money, it is critical that school leaders support teachers to the best of their ability.
The ultimate goal of lesson observations should be to improve teacher performance, not check in on consistency. It has taken me 27 years to learn there is a better way to observe teachers, far beyond checklists, learning walks and coaching methods. Observing lessons as a researcher, rather than as an observer.
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