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Lesson Observation

I last had a lesson observation (by my then boss, whose job I now have) about 4 or 5 years ago. I got a glowing Grade 1 back then, and she asked me to become a mentor tutor, which is what led ultimately to me having the job now.

Our normal policy is that tutors get observed every other year, so it was high time I got observed again. This time it had to be by my boss, the Curriculum Manager, because I can't exactly observe myself.

I got the notice on Friday, that it would be Monday or Tuesday, and speaking with my boss today, it became clear that it was tonight. I was all ready for it, but a) we got moved to a different room and b) my students just got struck dumb and scarcely said two words to me while she was there. I now look like the worst teacher ever! I am honestly thinking I'll be lucky to scrape a Grade 3 (Needs Improvement). She didn't stay past 9pm, so I won't get the feedback until tomorrow afternoon... But I know it's going to be awful.

Of course, after she'd left, things started to perk up a bit. But seriously, I couldn't have had a worse off-day.

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diva_c
Feb. 2nd, 2015 11:20 pm (UTC)
How vexing. I am sure it will not be as bad you think.
mekyria
Feb. 4th, 2015 07:45 am (UTC)
She can look through the energy level of the class, don't worry about it! Also, how nice that they have an annual sit in, it shows they are enough about the quality of their classes to spend time in their own classs
ondineblue
Feb. 4th, 2015 09:22 pm (UTC)

I'm sure she will take into account that it obviously really fazed them having an observer there but I understand why you are worrying. I hated observations, as it didn't matter how well I prepared, I always got ridiculously nervous. I'm sure you'll be fine! x

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