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Second Peer Observation

Please ensure that the observer /‘critical friend’ has a copy of the lesson plan.
Peer Observation Number:
Date/Time: Name of Student Teacher to be observed:
21 October 2018 Maryam Albolooshi

Setting: Classroom Grade: Grade 5

Topic for the lesson Name of Observer/Critical Friend:

Earth revolution Hend Alyammahi

Learning Outcomes:
Discover earth revolution and how its effects day How the earth tilted leads to seasons?
and night

How many days the earth takes to complete one

full revolution?

PEER OBSERVATION: AREA OF FOCUS: How to ask appropriate questions.

Observed Strengths: Suggestions for further development:

- Good recap on the rules.

- Good use of helpers - The worksheets were well developed and
- Clear instructions differentiated, but make sure to send the high-
- Appropriate video and is related to the lesson level group first to their tables before the low
topic. level. This will help in minimizing their
fussing and will give them more time to work.
I liked when you write the words Sun and Earth on
the board. Then, asked the students to write in the K
column in the KWL chart to engage the students and
know their prior knowledge.

Good explanation of the key terms (Revolution,

Hemispheres, Tilted) with pictures and Good use of
the earth model to show the word (titled).

Great questioning (interested and high blooms)

I liked the summary at the end (completing the L

Chart: What did you learn).
Reflection (to be completed after discussion of Peer Review with colleague): e.g. how did you feel about conducting a formal
observation? How did your colleague feel about being observed? How did you feel about discussing your observations with your
colleague after the lesson? How did your colleague react to your assessment? Did she agree with your evaluation? Which of the
suggestions you made will your colleague apply in her next lesson? Do you and your colleague feel that this was a valuable
experience? Why/Why not?

Today I did the second peer observation for my friend Maryam. She taught grade five the causes of the earth
revolution. That was a complement to the pervious lesson Earth Rotation. After the observation I had to
discuss the lesson with her, to outline the area of strength and weakness. This time I feel much better than the
previous time. I know now that she will accept my comments as she did last time. Again, I started to talk about
her strengths. She was very happy about those comments and she said that she doesn’t remember most of them
in due to nerves. Then, we moved to the things that I think she had to work on, before that she told me that it is
ok, that make me less stressful. Eventually, she wasn’t really sure about my comments and she said that she
followed her MST way in sending the students off to tables. However, she said that she will try to apply my
method nest time and see how it works. Finally, I think she achieved her goal which was to ask high level
questions. I think the list that she used during the lesson and the way she add good questions to her lesson plan
heled her a lot to accomplish that goal.

Please tick the boxes using the scale with 5 indicating the best possible performance
Professionalism 1 2 3 4 5
 ☺
Displays a high standard of professional behaviour, which includes punctuality
and readiness for the session. ☺
Shows initiative and enthusiasm during the session.

Promotes a positive learning environment & builds good rapport with the
learners. ☺
Comments or reasons for scoring above:
She showed high level of professionalism before, during and after the lesson. Lesson plan was given to us and
seating were provided for the observers.

1 2 3 4 5
Planning for Learning  ☺
Provides a lesson plan, which includes all the required information and has clear
and explicit learning outcomes. ☺
Shows a student-centered focus in the lesson plan.

Incorporates differentiation through activities, questioning and/or learning styles.

Materials and resources for teaching are of high quality and appropriate to the
level of the learner. ☺
Formative and/or summative assessment activities are included in the plan.

Comments or reasons for scoring above:
The lesson plan was well done, and a printed copy was provided to us. All the resources were included in the
lesson plan. Materials were appropriately differentiated and well developed to match the students needs.

1 2 3 4 5
Implementing and Managing Learning  ☺

Uses accurate and appropriate language.

Maintaining engagement – independence

Ensures instructions, questions & explanations are clear, accurate & constructive.

Uses effective questioning & elicitation (probe, praise, rephrase, redirect)
techniques. ☺
Establishes and maintains clear and consistent rules & routines.

Maintains an appropriate pace to challenge and motivate the students.

Uses a range of teaching strategies.

Manages lesson time effectively.

Comments or reasons for scoring above:
You followed straight and clear rules through the lesson. Clear instructions with minimal grammar errors.
Smooth transition all through the lesson. Time well managed. I liked when had the list of questions as a

Monitoring and Assessment 1 2 3 4 5

 ☺
Monitors student progress effectively during the session.

Provides ongoing feedback to students to enhance learning during the session.

Uses formative and summative assessment instruments such as checklists,
grading scales, rubrics, tests and projects etc. to evaluate students’ performance. ☺
Comments or reasons for scoring above:

Clear and related worksheets to assess the students understanding. It would be great to use different strategies
other than worksheets, like checklists or story mapping.

Please add specific comments about the student teacher’s observed strengths relative to their area of
focus during this session and identify areas in which you feel further development is necessary.

Please share feedback immediately following the observation once the

forms are completed.

Feedback meeting date: October 21, 2018 Time: 8:50 – 9:50

Observer signature:___________________________
Date October 21, 2018

Observee signature:___________________________
Date: October 21, 2018