Today I attended a session on observations. We began the session by deciding key elements of an outstanding lesson. These are the things we came up with that needed to be good:
-significant gains in learning
-all students engaged
-use of TAs
This is what we came up with for great assessment:
-purposeful and relevant to pupils and staff
-time to reflect on answers
We felt that graded observations weren’t as helpful as observations that help you develop and move on eg. Coaching, paired observations, reviewing feedback of a lesson.