Formal Lesson observation
This was my first formal lesson observation from my university tutor. I was quite nervous about it as I really wanted to impress. I found myself planning all evening and tried my best to make sure that all my resources and activities were just right.
The actual lesson went well with no major issues. I was happy with what I delivered and though they could have achieved a bit more written work I think they would have enjoyed it and I could tell they had learned something. It was an ambitious lesson to try and I feel that I managed it well.
I tried to use some post it notes to get the kids thinking about how all they have to do is write something down to copyright it and so i aske them to do this. I then had some great advice which was to extend this by saying how would you feel if i went and sold each one of these to pay for my next holiday to Kenya. This would have been a great way to get the higher level of blooms taxonomy.
I found that my feed back from my tutor was far but quite hypercritical which was hard to swallow at first as I really did try my best. I think I am still having to come to terms with the fact that I am not going to perfect yet and actually teaching is always about seeing how you can do things better next time. So the advice was great and I can see why they push us and try and find areas of weakness.
- I need to concentrate on listening more to the responses from the pupils during questioning time and then if they
are good expanding on this and asking other pupils to engage with it.
- Identifying the areas of strength and spikes in learning and praising that highly.
- I need to really make sure that they get on task quicker and give them options if they are not starting the work
and making clear the expectation on them to work or get a sanction.
- Continued work on low level disruption.
All in all I think that it’s necessary to be humble and then strive to be the best.
Please take a look at the following to get an idea of how the lesson worked and what resources i used followed by my observation report.
Lesson observation report = http://bit.ly/gZBzno
Copyright PowerPoint = http://bit.ly/e9SdK4
Lesson Plan and Evaluation of lesson = http://bit.ly/i04wPg