We are not interested in rating teachers' lessons by attaching a numerical value to each lesson after an observation. Nevertheless, we are interested in using a lesson reflection sheet which enables observers to make notes about a lesson based on the principles above.
We know students benefit from constructive and purposeful feedback and of course adults feel the same. Teachers deserve and want to enter into a dialogue about their students' learning in their lessons. We encourage all teachers to break out of their departments and go and look at different lessons in a variety of subject areas.
Our learning walks help to encourage this and ensure that a debate and discussion about our teaching philosophies and pedagogy continue to happen. Our next learning walk is to take place just after Easter and will centre on assessment and feedback. It is always encouraging that we have a waiting list of teachers who want to take part in one of these walks.