How to focus peer observation on data, collaborative improvement

04/15/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Peer observation as practiced is flawed, writes Trent E. Kaufman, CEO of Education Direction. In this blog post, he writes about flipping peer observation to a teacher-driven observation model, in which the observed teacher is largely in charge. The TDO model centers on data collection about a classroom problem, and empowers teachers to use the data collected to help teachers improve through collaboration, he writes.

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