Lesson Observation – Innovating in the ‘New Normal’

Date to be announced soon – It takes place online, accessible via a browser, and is FREE to attend

Returning to school this term has been a challenge for all school and teachers. But beyond the physical challenges of creating new bubbles, one-way systems and so on, teachers at all stages of their career are facing huge problems teaching in the ‘new normal’. For example:

  • Trainee teachers may not even be able to visit schools to watch lessons and learn from experienced practitioners
  • Many teachers are having to change the whole way they teach – with a new focus on direct instruction and lack of ability for group work
  • Classroom management routines that many schools have spent time embedding in order to improve behaviour are now impractical – for example students are far more likely to be in a classroom before teachers arrive
  • CPD programmes that relied on mobile video technology or large group meetings in schools have had to be suspended – yet training is more vital than ever

Our webinar looks at how one school has used video-based lesson observation to overcome these challenges – Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA) has been able to share best-practice examples from the first day of the ‘new normal’ to support teachers, as well as enabling them to share their challenges with experienced colleagues and coaches.

Making the move to video-based lesson observation will also provide wider benefits when COVID is just a memory. In a culture where teachers feel open about discussing development issues, video-based reflection and advice from colleagues means teachers develop faster and students learn more.

And this is of course in line with the Government’s ‘Early Career Framework’ being piloted in 2020 and introduced across England in 2021 – with a focus on mentoring and practical feedback for teachers in their first two years in the classroom.

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