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ERIC Number: EJ1043892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Rethinking Classroom Observation
Grimm, Emily Dolci; Kaufman, Trent; Doty, Dave
Educational Leadership, v71 n8 p24-29 May 2014
If your professional learning seems stalled, maybe you could put yourself and your colleagues in the driver's seat of professional development. The authors describe a professional learning approach that gives teachers both a say in what they focus their learning on and a chance to practice and refine teaching strategies that they hope to master--teacher driven observation. At the heart of this approach are teacher-peers observing lessons and objectively collecting data--through scripting, counting, or tracking methods. Using an extended example, Dolci Grimm and her coauthors show how a teacher would create a focus question she wants to learn about, engage peers in observing within her classroom to collect data centered on that important question, and debrief with the observation team in a way that uses that data to drive realization about where her teacher's practice needs to change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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