Observed lessons as an experiment

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If you are interested in supporting teachers, you might want to check out this article for a different approach on lesson observations. The managers at one school decided to frame all lesson observations as experiments and use coaching techniques with their teachers before and after the lessons. The article doesn’t describe the method in great detail, but here’s what I’ve taken away.

The teacher formulates a hypothesis, takes it to the classroom, and reflects on the results – sounds almost like action research, but wait. The difference is that the observer takes part in the preparation for the lesson and is also responsible for the result (especially if the lesson doesn’t go very well). A great idea, don’t you think?

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