Category Archives: Peer observation

Discount Flyer for Reclaiming Lesson Observation edited by Dr Matt O’Leary

I am very pleased to have been a contributor to the new book on lesson observations edited by Dr Matt O’Leary and entitled Reclaiming Lesson Observation – Supporting excellence in teacher learning. https://www.routledge.com/Reclaiming-Lesson-Observation-Supporting-excellence-in-teacher-learning/OLeary/p/book/9781138656604 The book includes a range of perspectives … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced Practitioners, Coaching, coaching skills, FE, Grade 3 and 4 observations, Graded lesson observations, Lesson observations, Lesson study, Peer observation, Peer sharing, Ungraded lesson observations | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NEW Birmingham Event! Rethinking Lesson Observations with Dr Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles

I am very excited to be co-presenting with Dr Matt O’Leary at an Optimus Education event in November 2016 on the hot topic of lesson observations. We will focus on the opportunities within observation for professional learning and discuss new … Continue reading

Posted in CPD, Graded lesson observations, Lesson observations, Peer observation, Professional Development, Ungraded lesson observations | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Questions for professional dialogue after peer visits or lesson plan peer reviews

You can use these for reviewing a lesson plan with a colleague or for the professional dialogue after a peer visit to your colleague’s classroom. The aim is to foster a reflective space for professional learning, so that your colleague … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced Practitioners, Coaching, CPD, CPD for Teachers, Peer observation, Peer sharing, Peer visits, Planning for Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lesson Observation: New approaches, new possibilities (Slides and Handouts from the Conference on June 17th 2015)

http://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/our-schools-and-institutes/faculty-of-education-health-and-wellbeing/institute-of-education/events/lesson-observation-new-approaches-new-possibilities/ If you missed this major event on lesson observations, you can catch up on the link above with the presentations and handouts from the keynote speeches and workshops. Blog posting on the event My reflections on the day

Posted in Coaching, Culture for Learning, FE, Lesson observations, Lesson study, Peer observation, Sharing good practice, Ungraded lesson observations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Passion, professionalism and pioneer spirit: Reflections on the “Lesson Observations: new approaches, new possibilities” conference at University of Wolverhampton, June 17th 2015 #obsconf2015

Still reeling, in a good way, from Lesson Observations: new approaches, new possibilities conference last week. I attend and present at plenty of FE conferences and they rarely create this level of buzz beforehand or deliver such excitement on the … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, FE, Lesson observations, Ofsted, Peer observation, Ungraded lesson observations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lesson Observation – new approaches, new possibilities: Cross Sector Conference

I am delighted to be involved with this major event for the sector on the hot topic of lesson observation. The event includes speakers from the world of research as well as case studies from colleges and insights from consultants … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced Practitioners, Coaching, Culture for Learning, FE, Grade 3 and 4 observations, Graded lesson observations, Leadership of learning, Lesson observations, Peer observation, Performance management, Solution Focused Approaches, Ungraded lesson observations | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Lesson Study: The process and benefits for teachers and learners

I think lesson study is an interesting model for teachers to explore in FE, as a form of deeper, long term professional development of their classroom practice. This also has links to other models of peer observation that the sector … Continue reading

Posted in CPD, Culture for Learning, FE, Lesson observations, Peer observation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment