Hi, I had an observation last week (not PM, theyve introduced termly obs, joy) and was told it was inadequate as it was too teacher led which is why the low level disruptions started etc.. I'm being observed again next week because it wasnt good enough and if I get inadequate again, I get put on special measures or whatever they called it and they'll observe me for a month. The observer said if I'd stuck to my lesson plan, it would have been fine and if I'd been teaching the lesson in a school without the same behaviour issues, it would have been fine. I have been teaching for nearly 15 years so was completely devastated by it and it's really knocked my confidence. I worked in my previous school for 11 years and this is my third year at my current school. My current school is a pretty tough one and had no behaviour policy at all in my first year there and was a complete nightmare! It now has an effective BFL policy and although I know I could be better, I think I do a pretty good job. Basically I'm really annoyed that one half hour segment of a lesson is enough for all this. I don't agree that it was that bad. Yes it was too teacher led but I've always found my lessons tend to be fairly teacher led in the beginning of a topic. The observer claimed that had I let them discover the vocabulary for themselves, the disruptions would have been avoided. He said they do lots of things like that in Geography etc. I have been advised to show my next observation lesson plan to a second year PE teacher who is involved in the teaching and learning group. I found this suggestion to be utterly patronising and ridiculous. I know she teaches theory as well but I don't see what on earth she knows abut language teaching! Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for collaborative learning ideas and group work? Whenever I look at the TES resources, I see some great things but they tend to be teacher led, although maybe they're not intended that way and I use them wrongly. Thanks in advance.