Craig Barton interviews guests from the wonderful world of education about their approaches to teaching, educational research and more. All show notes, resources and videos here: https://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/
Science teacher and author, Adam Boxer, joins me to discuss his process for observing colleagues teach and then giving them feedback. Adam's approach – which he calls the Hypoesis model – has been hugely influential on my own observation and coaching process, and it was great to discuss it in depth. Adam is a smart guy! For links, resources and videos, please visit the show-notes page here: https://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/how-to-observe-a-lesson/
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This time around I spoke to science teacher and author, Adam Boxer. We discussed Adam’s process for observing lessons, giving feedback and coaching teachers.
Our conversation addressed the following questions, and plenty more:
- What were Adam’s early experiences both being observed and observing others?
- How does Adam now observe and give feedback?
- Can non-specialists observe as well as subject specialists?
Whatever your style of teaching, experience or subject, I think you will get a lot out of this conversation.
- What did Adam’s lesson observations use to look like? (10:55)
- What does Adam do before observing a lesson? (41:48)
- What does Adam do in the lesson he is observing? (54:45)
- What does Adam do between the lesson and the feedback session? (1:25:18)
- What does the feedback session look like? (1:27:48)
- How does this fit into a coaching cycle? (1:49:38)
- Should non-subject specialists observe lessons? (1:58:09)
- Adam discusses Caroseul and his secret project (2:05:41)
- My takeaway (2:0957)
Videos from our conversation:
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Stuff from Adam
On Twitter Adam is: @adamboxer1
Adam’s blog is: achemicalorthodoxy.wordpress.com
Adam’s book is: Teaching Secondary Science: a complete guide
Find out more about Carousel Learning here: carousel-learning.com
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