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Episode 44: David Didau: How to Improve Lesson Observations
Kelly Long chats with David Didau, author, freelance writer, speaker, trainer and educational consultant. His blog, The Learning Spy, won the 2014 Blog Awards and is considered to be the second most influential education blog in the UK. David has consulted with Ofsted to develop the new inspection handbook and on how lesson observations are graded. He’s also a freelance writer, speaker, trainer and educational consultant.
Together, David and Kelly discuss How to Improve Lesson Observations.
Challenging behaviour techniques that work!
“Children make a choice not to behave!”
- What a teacher expects becomes acceptable! Set high expectations of behaviour!
Professional Challenge – How to Improve Lesson Observations
- The key problems associated with observers making judgements on lessons.
- Strategies for developing lesson observations models that focus on collective development and growth.
- Why observing others frequently will improve your own teaching.
- Ask for forgiveness rather than ask for permission.
- Scaffold the learning for students, but remember they need to struggle in order to learn. Creating “black spaces” for learning, where the scaffolded support is gradually taken away is as important at putting the support there in the first place.
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Until next time ~ Keep inspiring!