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Are your classroom observations leading to real teacher improvement?
If you’re not seeing active professional practices from your teachers (which is the point of all your professional learning efforts, after all), then you may be using the wrong system to guide, coach, and motivate teachers in your school or district.
The problem with most teacher observation software systems is that they:
- Don’t base their methods, rubrics, or action plans on tested-and-proven research.
- Confine forms to pre-built templates, limiting your ability to observe and provide valuable coaching feedback on unique “look-fors” and initiatives that are specific to your teachers’ needs.
- Complicate reports on summative progress, making it difficult to pinpoint areas where professional development is needed.
Classroom observation tools like these hinder teacher effectiveness and, as a result, student achievement suffers.
Fortunately, as an instructional coach, teacher mentor, or school leader, you can help improve instruction by improving the way you observe, coach, and support your teachers.