Here is a great post on the power of peer observations. The author suggests that there are three major reasons why we should observe our peers:
- Seeing how each other succeeds
- Seeing how each other fails
- Seeing the intangibles of teaching
I love how she shares at the end the “bonus” reason to observe each other—the student see us together!
Although we work together, we usually follow parallel, rather than intersecting lines. We rarely ever actually see each other teach. We’re missing out.