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ERIC Number: EJ1026263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
15 Minutes to a Transformed Lesson: A Conversation Focused on Content Clarifies Teaching Objectives
Saphier, Jon
Journal of Staff Development, v34 n4 p56-59 Aug 2013
Guidelines for conferences before an observation almost always call for the teacher to start with a statement of the objective. In this article, the author advises teachers to dwell for 10 to 15 minutes on conferring with a singular focus on the actual content and no dialogue at all yet about the activities or other aspects of a lesson. This process can yield huge dividends. These 10- to 15-minute content analysis conversations, whether or not followed by observation and feedback, can be immensely helpful to teachers and thus their students because they generate clearer thinking on the teacher's part about objectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A