CTL is encouraging colleagues to renew their attention to peer observation as an important component of collegiality and professional courtesy. Peer observations are also a stronger source of feedback on pedagogical effectiveness than student end-of-semester surveys. There are many ways to do effective peer observations. The following templates will help:
- Classroom Observation Report Template
- Observation Form: Checklist
- Observation Form: Open-Ended
- Observation Form: Time Description
It is sometimes helpful to ask the individual you are observing to complete pre- and post-observation forms so that the observer can provide essential and useful feedback. Here are some samples you may use or adapt:
Classroom Management 101
- First day of class
- For helpful advice on dealing with mobile devices in the class, please see the following articles:
Assessing Student Learning
- How often should faculty provide feedback, and why?
- How should I construct exams and assignments?
- Should I grade attendance and participation?