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Lesson observations – quality assurance or quality improvement?

http://blog.optimus-education.com/lesson-observations-quality-assurance-or-quality-improvement The blog on the link above includes some thoughts on the importance of gaining staff feedback on observation practices and seeing observation as a tool for professional learning and quality improvement as opposed to mere quality assurance. There is … Continue reading

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The language of professional dialogue in developmental observations

This year I am supporting some FE colleges with the transition from graded to ungraded developmental lesson observations and what a fascinating journey that is! I am watching these colleges develop a new mindset about how to watch classroom practice … Continue reading

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If not now, when? Making the move from graded to ungraded developmental lesson observations in the FE sector

What an exciting, horizon-widening time it is in the FE sector, if we consider the debates around lesson observation models! There are plenty of principled, thoughtful and practical people thinking about what needs to change, to make our lesson observation … Continue reading

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