Instructional Leadership Model
presented by Education Resource Group
What Are Peer-To-Peer Observations?
As a teacher participating in these types of observations, you can use this opportunity to watch and learn about a particular instructional style, class type, or student behaviors/engagement. After the observation, you can take time with each other to share noticings, ask and reflect on questions, solve problems, and contribute ideas.
ERG's instructional leadership model builds capacity in school leaders to be able to support these peer-to-peer observations.
Teachers Observing Teachers...Why Should We Do It?
- Get a chance to have reflective conversations about their teaching.
- Get focused support and feedback from peers who truly "get" the demands of the job.
- Improve their classroom practices and, in turn, student learning (Hendry and Oliver, 2012).
- Collaborate with other teachers to share ideas and suggestions.
- Can see if their classroom standards are too high or too low.
- Benefit from reduced job stress and happiness with their work.
- Can feel more at ease knowing someone in the building is there to help with and explain things they might not be able to see.
- Have a chance for reflective conversations among teachers.
- Are able to have an increased focus on student achievement, more trust between the staff, and a sense of shared responsibility.
- Know their teachers want to improve and are becoming more confident in their teaching.
- Participate in a professional learning community along with their teachers.
- Have teachers who believe in collaboration and are working together to improve their teaching.
- Benefit from having teachers with a renewed enthusiasm for teaching.