Reflecting on teaching and learning is central to effective professional development. IRIS Connect can really accelerate TLA practice that offers an insight into you own teaching practice and can help develop and support your teaching strategies.
One of the central aims of unseen observations is
to encourage the teacher to engage in a process
of reflection and analysis of their theories. Unseen
observations are exactly as
described. There is no observer
entering the classroom. There
is no disturbance to the dynamics
so the students and the teacher
are not adversley affected. All
the work happens in the pre and
Peer observations of teaching practice provides both the observee and the observer with the opportunity to mutually enhance the quality of their teaching practice. It also provides an opportunity to disseminate good practice amongst colleagues by sharing thoughts on teaching practice and supporting each other’s development of teaching skills.
There are so many benefits of Teaching Squares - observing our colleagues, the 'experts' - in a more structured & reflective way. You'll find here some ideas for reflection, how to organise your 'square' and how to get the best out of it. The evidence repeatedly tells us that enagement in this process does improve teaching and learning. It also reminds us how good we are as teachers!