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 engagement in this process does improve teaching and learning. It also reminds us how good we are as teachers!
This allows you the option to 'mix and match' these options. This means that it is possible to do all 3 observations here as unseen observations. It also allows for the option to do a mixture of the 3 methods for instance 2 peer observations and 1 unseen observation.
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
- Teacher: Adrian Greenall