10 Keys to a Successful Peer Observation Program

Peer observation can be used as free, ongoing, effective professional development—and can draw faculty closer together.

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Note: A version of this article first appeared on Edutopia here.

We’ve probably all sat through a professional development day like this: The school hires a professional speaker to come teach its faculty a new instructional strategy. The speaker arrives on an in-service day, the faculty gather in an auditorium, and the speaker stands in front of everyone, microphone in hand, going over the strategy outlined in a presentation being projected behind them. Continue reading “10 Keys to a Successful Peer Observation Program”