There are 3 main sections for the contents
- Tips, short articles, feedback language, and funnies!
- Observation tasks for groups and individual feedback – copiable
- Copiable handouts for setting up observations
|Assessing & Improving Open Class Feedback||How-to Article||Article looks at some of the issues new teachers have with open class task feedback and ways the lesson can be improved.|
|It ain’t a game!
|Tips||Repackaging games for better learner feedback|
|Elicitation Vs. Guess What I am Thinking!||How-to Article||Helping teachers to elicit from context and identifying the issues when they don’t draw fully on the context|
|Active Listening Skills for ESL Manager||How-to Article||Active listening is a key management skill which, allows you to build positive, more collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders, resolve conflict more easily, increase goodwill.|
|When observed lessons go wrong||How-to Article||Approaches and tips for assessing when things ‘go wrong’ in a lesson|
|How to improve trainee instructions||Tips||Tips for creating more effective task instructions|
|How to Set up Peer Observations||Tips||Considerations before launching a peer observation program|
|Teacher Talk||Feedback Ideas||Observer feedback Commentary Suggestions|
|Why Reduce High Teacher Talk?||Tips||Ideas for why teacher talk is often negative and tips the observer can give the teacher|
|Lesson Plan Funnies
|Some of the funny comments that have come up over the years|
|Creating the best mindset for lesson observation||Article||How to create the best mindset for lesson observation|
|Ranking skills||Copiable Hand out||A ranking task for observation, particularly for good for peer and group observations|
|Guess what I am thinking.||Copiable Hand out||Group feedback task|
|Spot the Difference||Copiable Hand out||Individual or group feedback task based on tutor reteach|
|Secret Feedback||Copiable Hand out||Group feedback task|
|Sensory group task||Copiable Hand out||This feedback task works best in a group feedback setting. It’s a little off the wall but can be great fun very illuminating too.|
|Reflective Feedback Handout||Copiable Hand out||The teacher’s self-reflection sheet is completed after teaching and before the feedback.
|Sample formal lesson observation summary sheet||Copiable Hand out||Sample formal lesson observation summary sheet|
|Assessing the Lesson Quick Checklist||Copiable Hand out||The checklist helps you to cover all bases when assessing the lesson
|Assessing the lesson plan – a quick checklist||Copiable Hand out||An invaluable tool for checking that the plan is complete, balanced and likely to be successful in practice
|Setting up an Observed Lesson Checklist||Copiable Hand out||The free checklist helps you to cover all bases for a full and formal lesson observation.