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Peer Observation

Please ensure that the observer /‘critical friend’ has a copy of the lesson plan.
Peer Observation Number: 3
Date/Time: Name of Student Teacher to be observed:
21 October 2018 Hend Alyammahi.
From 8:00 to 8:50
Setting: Grade:
RAK Academy PYP. 4
Topic for the lesson: (part 2) Name of Observer/Critical Friend:
How does weathering, erosion and deposition Maryam Alblooshi.
shape the landforms.
Learning Outcomes:
The students will be able to observe and record The students will be able to define and distinguish
how water, ice, and wind affect the sand if between the three processes (weathering, erosion, and
mountain they have created. deposition).
Give example from mature of weathering erosion,
and deposition.

PEER OBSERVATION: AREA OF FOCUS: The student teacher wants to focus on questioning and extending
students answers.
Observed Strengths: Suggestions for further development:

Do a quick review about the previous lesson which Choose students from the low ability group to come
was the part one of this lesson. up and answer questions in the board.

Doing a classification activity that let students be Move around the class while students are doing the
enthusiastic to learn. activity.

Using pictures which allow students to draw image in


their brain about what each word means. Make sure that all students are answering the correct
worksheet.
Asking questions in high level of blooms taxonomy.
Find a classroom strategy to avoid misbehaving.
rephrase some questions

Make differentiation in levels in the activities.

Motivate students by saying good and perfect.

Let students who they are not rising their hand


answer the questions.

Provide clear examples.


Saying for students how many time is left which
allowed them to concentrate in the task.

Reflection (to be completed after discussion of Peer Review with colleague): I Feel now very comfortable when
I do peer observation because I have knowledge that students will listen to my ideas and they know that I say
these feedbacks to help them teach better than me. My colleague feels relax and she is in her mood because
when she sows me she said that your face brings happiness. I feel free to tell my colleague about my
feedbacks because I notice that she improved her weakness and put her effort to let students achieve the
learning objectives. My colleague was interacting the way that I’m expected from her and she was saying what
she did wrong or was not worked well during the lesson. Also, she agrees to me feedbacks because she said I
know that you are saying that because you are caring about me. For the next lesson my start to move around
the class and that will help her to visualize which students are paying attention and who are not. Finally, both
of us feel that peer observation is valuable because it improves the productivity of learning and improve
teaching skills.

Please tick the boxes using the scale with 5 indicating the best possible performance
Professionalism 1 2 3 4 5
 ☺
Displays a high standard of professional behavior, which includes punctuality ✓
and readiness for the session.
Shows initiative and enthusiasm during the session. ✓

Promotes a positive learning environment & builds good rapport with the ✓
learners.
Comments or reasons for scoring above: She make a good lesson plan which each level have an opportunity to practice
during that lesson and students were engaged through questioning and the activities.

Planning for Learning 1 2 3 4 5


 ☺
Provides a lesson plan, which includes all the required information and has ✓
clear and explicit learning outcomes.
Shows a student-centered focus in the lesson plan. ✓

Incorporates differentiation through activities, questioning and/or learning ✓


styles.

Materials and resources for teaching are of high quality and appropriate to ✓
the level of the learner.
Formative and/or summative assessment activities are included in the plan. ✓

Comments or reasons for scoring above: She makes differentiation in delivering the information for instance, for the low
level she give them simple meaning and simple examples. Also, she uses different types of summative assessments
which match students level of understanding.
Implementing and Managing Learning 1 2 3 4 5
 ☺
Uses accurate and appropriate language. ✓

Maintaining engagement – independence ✓

Ensures instructions, questions & explanations are clear, accurate & ✓


constructive.
Uses effective questioning & elicitation (probe, praise, rephrase, redirect) ✓
techniques.

Establishes and maintains clear and consistent rules & routines. ✓

Maintains an appropriate pace to challenge and motivate the students. ✓

Uses a range of teaching strategies. ✓

Manages lesson time effectively. ✓

Comments or reasons for scoring above: The teacher have clear accent and clear voice which students are able to hear
her instructions carefully. She makes sure that students understand her questions very well and she rephrase some
questions to make them easier. Also, she mange her time effectively because she was reminding the students how many
time is left for the activity.

Monitoring and Assessment 1 2 3 4 5


 ☺
Monitors student progress effectively during the session. ✓

Provides ongoing feedback to students to enhance learning during the ✓


session.

Uses formative and summative assessment instruments such as checklists, ✓


grading scales, rubrics, tests and projects etc. to evaluate students’
performance.

Comments or reasons for scoring above: She have to move around the class while students are doing the activity to
make sure that they are in the right way. She gives students oral feedback about how they write their
sentences. Also, she uses variety of formative assessment one for high, one for medium and one for low level.

Please add specific comments about the student teacher’s observed strengths relative to their area of focus
during this session and identify areas in which you feel further development is necessary.
Please share feedback immediately following the observation once the forms are completed.

Feedback meeting date: October 21, 2018 Time: 8:00 to 9:20

Observer signature:____________ _______________ Date:_____21/10/2018_________

Observee signature:___________________________ Date:________ 21/10/2018______