Each teacher participating in New Teacher Academy (NTA) will select a colleague in the district to observe a lesson or part of a lesson. While not an expectation, having a specific "look for" can help to focus the observation instead of looking at a lot of things. The purpose of the observation is to do so without judgment and without feedback to the teacher being observed. After the observation, the New Teacher will reflect on the following questions:
- What did I see or hear that supports effective learning in my classroom?
- What did I see or hear that would help me to strengthen learning in my classroom?
The reflection should NOT be a recap of the lesson or piece of a lesson. It should focus on what it tells you about your own practices and how to grow.