Friday, February 20, 2015

C.I.E.S. Peer to Peer Observation to Begin in March

Next month, C.I.E.S. teachers will begin their first round of Peer-to-Peer observation, a new 2015 initiative. Peer observation will also be incorporated into orientation and training for all newly arriving teachers at C.I.E.S. and is and exciting opportunity for LINC instructors to see the wonderfully diverse landscape that is teaching English as a second language. And as our summary on the initiative states:

"Peer-to-peer observation is a professionally supportive exchange, minus the intent to judge. The growth in trust and respect that comes from sharing ideas and skills in such a manner can truly help all involved, as well as fostering an overall positive effect on the atmosphere of the school. It’s very beneficial to talk through an experience with a person who can both empathize and understand in a way only a fellow teacher can.

Experienced teachers are often surprised when their peers identify their strengths; many even think that what they do well is little more than routine and not worthy of commendation. This is why peer-to-peer observation, at its most fundamental level, is about encouragement and support."

For a full copy of our Peer-to-Peer summary please CLICK HERE.  

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