How to Observe a Class

Performing a good observation of a class is a nuanced task that requires keen skills and more than just a checklist. This video outlines the steps to do to perform a successful observation of a class that gathers data on student learning. It includes what to look for, what kinds of interactions to have during the class, what form of notes to take, and how to prepare for the conference after the class.

Support Materials

How to Observe a Class Guidelines
Sample Observation Notes
Determining the Alignment of Objective and Actions

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