Study after study has proven that feedback, whether given by peers in a school setting or in any other context, is the most effective way to improve performance. There is considerable focus in the education field on students providing peer feedback to improve their work and deepen learning, but the same focus is not often on teacher improvement or learning.
“It…fosters meaningful, personalized, professional growth opportunities for staff; increases the influence of exemplary teaching; and magnifies the collective propensity of schools to be able to provide responsive, high-quality learning experiences to ensure that every student succeeds.” (Pam Robbins, 2015)
Peer observation has the power to create a common language, connect the school community, improve teaching and learning, and help teachers feel more supported.
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