Do you believe that a visitor to your classroom can judge the quality of your practice in three to five minutes?
I know you said, “No.”
And you are correct.
A person cannot accurately judge the quality of a teacher or the quality of instruction in a single 3 to 5-minute observation.
Now a trained, expert observer (not as common as one might believe) can make some informed suggestions after 15 to 20 such observations, but that requires process discipline and patience.
So teachers, after one (or even just a few) short classroom observation, don’t fall into the all too common trap of saying, “You can’t judge me… You can’t judge me… So how did I do?”
Think. Work. Achieve.
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