Posts Tagged ‘teaching observations’

Getting Ready for a Peer Review of Teaching

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Besides student feedback on your teaching, institutions might also rely on peer feedback for your annual evaluation.  Before your colleague observes your teaching, consider the following advice from David Perlmutter.  You can access his entire Chronicle article here:  http://chronicle.com/article/Pleasing-the-Peers/129885/.   Don’t try something new.  Stay on message.   Don’t get fancy or quirky.   Rehearse, but not too much.   Build in a mix of lesson and interaction.   Don’t coach the students.   Don’t get rattled.  Teach for the students, not the evaluators.