As I have written in previous posts (here and here) we haven’t judged lesson at Bridgwater College Academy for 5 years. When we do observe a lesson there is always a focus for the observation and this is generally the individual teacher’s negotiated ‘Personal Development Plan’ focus, which I have written previously about here.
Lesson notes are recorded on a blank piece of paper; no tick boxes, no grade boxes, no WWW and EBI. Our blank piece of paper model assumes several things:
- There is no preferred methodology in teaching and the observer is not looking for a specific lesson structure.
- The observer goes in with an open mind. The observer goes in with no agenda other than to support and develop that teacher.
- The agenda for the observation is provided by the teacher and the observer simply records some evidence of this focus to share with the…
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