ERIC Number: ED305760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
How To Get the Most from Teacher Observations. Tips for Principals from NASSP.
Peters, Dustin A.
Classroom observation represents a vital link among the student, teacher, and principal. Teacher observation strategies include the following: (1) give every staff member the option of a preobservation conference; (2) include the assistant principals in the process; (3) spend a day observing a particular department; and (4) make the postobservation count by carefully preparing suggestions for improvement. General observation strategies include the following: follow a student around the building for an entire day; spend the first 30 to 40 minutes each morning wandering around the building; and use any meaningful situation to observe, record, reinforce, and feed back information. An ideal/reality exercise for teachers and students can help to create a dialog and focus attention on more effective teaching and learning. The model described asks staff members and students to examine the differences between the ideal teaching/learning climate and reality. (MLF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.