I am often asked to come into a classroom to observe the teaching and learning that occurs during a given time.Thisnon-evaluativeobservation allows me to highlight successful implementations as well as give suggestions as how to maximize teacher talent and ability as well as student learning.Post-observation conversations are essential to further collaborate, share strategies/resources and set goals.
In all subject areas, we can co-plan lessons and deliver them together in an effective co-teaching model.What we can learn from one another cannot be underestimated!
Teach a Model Lesson
Some teachers are more confident and comfortable teaching certain content areas than others.Therefore, I am often asked to come into classrooms to teach a lesson in one of those subjects that teachers would like to amass more strategies and confidence.Follow-up conversations allow us to debrief the lesson and highlight methods and strategies.
Observe a Model Lesson
Some teachers find their niche with certain subject areas and are masterful at planning and delivering these lessons. Together, we can visit these classrooms to co-observe a model lesson. Time will be spent prior to the observation to discuss "look-fors," and we will also follow-up afterwards to consider future implementations in your classroom.
These conversations can be with individuals, grade levels, or interest groups.Oftentimes we discuss new ideas/strategies/implementations or ways to proactively manage classroom challenges.