Case Title: 1) P2P as a Professional Learning Design_old

Element Title: During the Conversation ( of 8)

During the pre-observation conference, an effective peer observer:

  • Makes eye contact and maintains a positive, encouraging demeanor
  • Allows for wait time so that the observee has the opportunity to complete each thought
  • Paraphrases responses to check for understanding
  • Prepares open-ended questions in advance
  • Conducts the meeting in a neutral, safe location
  • Takes notes from the pre-observation conference to prepare for observation

Listen as these peer observers reflect on the impact of the pre-conference.

Melissa Plank and Uriah Albrink

Fleming County High School, Fleming County

Element Assessment: Try it! During the Conversation

Reflect on your thinking and/or new understanding about the advantages of the pre-conference.