Nancy Blair's List: Teacher Observations
Jul 10, 12
Jeff Utecht wrestles with the way administrators typically evaluate technology use and offers some suggestions for dealing with this issue. The comments following the article are also interesting. [He uses a Marc Prensky article that I’ve used during workshops as a framework for evaluating technology use. NB]
Apr 19, 12
xtranormal video of inconsistency of focus woalks (wwalkthroughs).
Mar 12, 12
An article from the Center for Teaching that discusses the value of meaningful feedback and reflection.
Aug 02, 11
Sample of Rhode Island's Model Educator Evaluation form.
Jul 21, 11
An article from Scholastic Administrator that gives a good overview of the book, Instructional Rounds in Education.
Apr 08, 11
Summary of a new report about Gen Y teachers' attitude toward evaluation and feedback.
Mar 21, 11
Based on The Art and Science fo Teaching, this document contains useful information related to instructional rounds to observe classrooms, teachers, and students.
Mar 14, 11
Peter Pappas uses a video clip from SNL with Jerry Seinfeld teaching history. He shares a technique to work with administrators on effective observation and feedback to teachers.
Feb 23, 11
Collection of ideas for using iPad for Paperless walkthroughs
Sep 27, 10
Nice format for walkthrough observations (even without using GoogleApps/iPad).
Jan 22, 10
Observing student behavior that affects student learning
Oct 31, 09
Marzano article that discusses three categories of classroom activity and what to look for.
Aug 20, 09
Resources from Education World ® Administrators Center for walk-through observations.