Advance your knowledge and understanding of classroom observation with practical, actionable guidance. This tool outlines the supporting theory, logistical considerations, and possible leadership actions behind the three types of classroom observations.
The Types of Classroom Observation tool helps educators understand the purposes and techniques for observations in education. By outlining the supporting theory, logistical considerations and possible leadership actions behind the three types of classroom observations, the tool provides practical guidance for leaders to develop their expertise in examining teaching practice.
The tool details three types of observations:
Learning walk through
Goal-setting and implementation walk through
Supervisory walk through
The Types of Classroom Observation tool is a companion to Chapter 4 of Leading for Instructional Improvement: How Successful Leaders Develop Teaching and Learning Expertise by Stephen Fink and Anneke Markholt. The full chapter brings to life the three types of classroom observations using case examples, lesson observation scripts, memos, letters and other documents.