I always felt that observing a teacher was my weakest area and am looking to get better, in particular spotting how teachers support learning.
When you observe a lesson and make notes, what do you look for specifically?. This can be wether you are a PGCE student, QT or an applicant observing for the first time. Any tips?
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Taken from here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...onal_Statement
- Behaviour management;
- Teaching styles, including ways to answer questions;
- Teacher-student interactions;
- Differentiation/special educational needs and EAL (English as an Additional Language), including groupings (mixed ability vs. set, individual vs. paired vs. group work);
- Assessment and recording;
- Resources (including displays);
- Transitions/routines: e.g. how does the teacher get the students in and out of the class, issue equipment to them, change activity. Procedures for smooth running of the class;
- Lesson objectives and success criteria, including how they are told to the students. How plenaries are used;
- Deployment of additional adults (and the teacher);
- Cross-curricular links/creative curriculum/EYFS (more relevant for primary);
- Talk to pupils, look at how engaged they are.