What you will learn
How many of us feel that lesson observations organised by our managers have a genuinely positive role to play in our ongoing personal development as teachers?
The evidence suggests that teachers can view such observations, particularly when the observation focus is purely evaluative, as part of external quality assurance and control measures rather than as tools which are directly relevant to their continuous professional development.
This workshop reframes lesson observations as classroom visits and provides suggestions for different visit types and how thought to what happens before, during and after the visit can turn a sometimes feared event into a mechanism for positive and relevant professional development.
LessonsRethinking classroom observations: Welcome to the classroom visit
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About the trainer
Neil Harris – Teacher Trainer & Director of Marketing at CELT Language School
Neil Harris started his career in ELT in 1993 after completing a CTEFLA with IH London. He quickly realized that language learning and teaching was his true passion. Neil has worked in a variety of roles in the UK and Italy, including as a teacher, Senior Teacher, EAP Lecturer, DoS, Teacher Trainer, Business Development Manager, and Director of Marketing. Currently, Neil focuses on developing online ESP medical English and teacher development programmes in his role in agent-based marketing and course development.
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