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Using Classroom Observations to Promote Teacher Self-Efficacy: A Teacher's Perspective

posted by Alana | October 26, 2016, 09:53 am

Guest Post by Terry Pearson


During my teaching career in England, which has spanned more than 30 years, I have been very privileged to visit in excess of one thousand teachers, in a wide variety of settings, to observe them at work in their classrooms. Recently though, from what I have read about and even seen the way classroom observations are being deployed in schools and other education and training organizations across the globe, I suspect that America’s teachers are getting pretty used to a ‘litmus-paper’ approach to classroom observation. By this I mean an observer dips into a lesson, or watches a short video of a lesson, and uses a record of what was noticed to form a judgement as to where the teacher, or the lesson, sits within a pre-determined cluster of ratings or categories. I use this terminology as this method of observation can be likened to that of briefly dipping a piece of litmus paper into a solution and using the resulting color of the paper to determine the strength of acidity or alkalinity of the solution.


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Making Technology Work in the Classroom: DOE's Latest Tech Report

posted by Alana | October 25, 2016, 02:55 pm

This past week, the Department of Education's Office of Education Technology released a new policy brief that examines the best practices of implementing the use of technology into the classroom of young learners.


Member Spotlight: How Cristine Chang's AAE Classroom Grant Made the Difference

posted by Alana | October 20, 2016, 10:20 am


Considering applying for an AAE Teacher Scholarship or Classroom Grant but not sure how to put your ideas on paper? Here's an example of a past winner whose award made all the difference for her students.