Educators may feel isolated because when they do their most intricate and complex work they are often the only adult in the room. A teacher's understanding of his or her effectiveness is primarily revealed in the work of students, but can also be revealed in other ways. The process of peer-to-peer observation and feedback relieves isolation and offers a structured and professional way to understand effective teaching.
Reflections become richer and more productive through the lens of the Kentucky Framework for Teaching (KyFfT) and a partnership with a trained peer collaborator. Strong collegial relationships form when educators share every day experiences.
Building those relationships are just as important as conducting the pre-conference. Both ideas are discussed and explored in this case.