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ERIC Number: ED173339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Using Observation to Improve Your Teaching. Occasional Paper No. 21.
Brophy, Jere E.
The value of constructive classroom observation in improving teachers' behavior and classroom management is pointed out, and a method of providing this observation is suggested. It is recommended that teachers working as a group observe each other's classrooms. Teachers who differ in experience and expertise can, by this means, make contributions and assistance by providing feedback to each other. The following principles are offered for use in observation: feedback should (1) involve specific, concrete behaviors or characteristics; (2) be credible and presented with good intentions and in understandable terms; (3) include specific guidelines for change; and (4) lead to a commitment to initiate specific changes. (JD)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Feedback, Peer Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.