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How 'true to life' are you in observations?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by lillipad, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. lillipad

    lillipad New commenter

    I know I change when i'm being observed, and my classroom looks very different in reality than it does in an observed lesson. For example, i'm more relaxed and have a joke when it's just me, but when i'm being observed, I tend to put on a 'nice' voice... Anyone else find this? I dont think my lesson obs are an accurate reflection of reality?!
     
  2. lillipad

    lillipad New commenter

    I know I change when i'm being observed, and my classroom looks very different in reality than it does in an observed lesson. For example, i'm more relaxed and have a joke when it's just me, but when i'm being observed, I tend to put on a 'nice' voice... Anyone else find this? I dont think my lesson obs are an accurate reflection of reality?!
     
  3. Observations ...
    i liken myself to the con men selling the Emperor his new clothes!
     
  4. The Red Heron

    The Red Heron New commenter

    They are ridiculous in short and prove nothing..how we cant think of a better way to judge people than that is incredible...I play the game..its a load of nonsense we all know that-
     
  5. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    I'd say mine are a pretty accurate reflection of how things are normally. I'm not the sort of person to get worried about observations though, so just get on with it. If I was a more nervous kind then I think I'd change things.
     
  6. flickaz

    flickaz New commenter

    I try to be 'me' as much as possible! In my most recent obs the head walked in to find me sitting crossed legged on one of the desks teaching from there instead of using a chair or standing up!
     
  7. The Red Heron

    The Red Heron New commenter

    thats just being a total slob nothing to do with 'being me' Id have kicked your ars.e
     
  8. flickaz

    flickaz New commenter

    She knows I do it. She pops in and joins me on the table for a chat at times. I feel comfortable and relaxed up there and it means I can see all the kids. If I'm on a chair I lose sight of the ones at the back. Obviously when I'm working with a group I use a chair but in whole class teaching I tend to be perched on a table or my set of drawers.
     
  9. The Red Heron

    The Red Heron New commenter

    what can I say? sitting on tables rather than chairs...well done...god knows how the rest of the profession manages to control their class whilst using chairs to sit on
     
  10. flickaz

    flickaz New commenter

    God knows eh? Somehow I still get 'good's and 'outstanding's on my observations so obviously the smt in my school have got their priorities right and realise it doesn't matter how I sit/stand/kneel/dance around the room but what I actually do with the children that counts. Bloomin miracle considering that sitting on a table makes me a terrible slob and therefore a rubbish teacher
     
  11. The Red Heron

    The Red Heron New commenter

    Didnt say it made you a rubbish teacher, your words...but yes, you are a total slob in you sit on tables...do your kids do it? Would you accept that on your dining/coffee table at home? in a pub? no
     
  12. The Red Heron

    The Red Heron New commenter

    Can I also remind you that one of your professional requirements is to set good examples at all times to your pupils with the way you conduct yourself..presumably then you dont mind the kids sitting on tables that were brought to, you know...write on and things like that
     
  13. flickaz

    flickaz New commenter

    Don't be daft. Everyone knows that tables in pubs are for dancing on...
     
  14. The Red Heron

    The Red Heron New commenter

    ha ha, quite good that :)


     

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