Sunday, April 14, 2013

Lesson observations

Recently I had a lesson ob by my HOD. Most of you would know this would not be an ordinary lesson. You are expected to put on a good lesson ( some would say a good show ) to showcase the best of your teaching abilities.

Well, it came and went, I received some feedback that I had to act on (eek!) but I'm thankful I don't have to do it again. It makes me very nervous to have to teach in front of my HOD, let alone a 'special' lesson. Then I also have to make sure I don't scold my students too harshly, lest I am seen as 'too fierce' and 'discouraging'.

The whole process makes me very nervous and honestly, sometimes after all the planning, I'd do something wrong after all, simply because of all the stuff I'm trying to perform!

What about you? How have your experiences with observations been? If you are a beginning teacher, what questions do you have about observations?