Today’s post topic from the 30-Day Blogging Challenge says: Discuss one “observation” area that you would like to improve on for your teacher evaluation.
I once was uncomfortable being observed. Now I relish the idea mostly due to the feedback I receive. I am the first to admit that I have room for growth (don’t we all) and welcome other perspectives on how I might grow and learn as an educator.
I think if I truly had to reflect and pick one observation area, I’d select that of Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques (from Charlotte Danielson’s framework). I’d like to further engage those with whom I work (adults or children) by asking powerful questions and generating rich discussions that impact learning. I will work to build my repertoire and observe those I feel do this well.
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