Name: Tim Roach
Twitter name: @MrTRoach
Subject taught (if applicable):
Position: Year 6 teacher and English lead
What is your advice about? Observing experienced teachers
1: Give a week’s notice before asking to observe a teacher. Some will welcome you at short notice, but it’s an etiquette thing.
2: Talk to the teacher about the lesson objective and any significant areas of note. Consider one area to focus on: behaviour management, teacher modelling, AfL, questioning etc.
3: Take a pen and notepad or tablet to make notes. You will not be able to remember everything useful you observe.
4: Get involved. When the pupils are practising, go and sit with them and talk to them about their learning.
5: After the lesson, talk to the teacher about how they thought it went, ask questions and look at the children’s work. And remember to thank them!