Formal Observation new teacher

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  1. DigitalDiva25

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    For formal observations, how long does the administrator sit and watch? Is it the entire class period?
     
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    I just finished mine. :) Admin stayed for one hour.
     
  4. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    It depends on your district. In mine, the first observation must last 45 minutes (I think), and the other ones can be in the 10-15 minute range. All this is outlined in our teaching contract.
     
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    In my district the administrator stays for the entire hour so that he can observe all parts of the lesson.
     
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    As Caesar mentioned, it depends on your district. I was in a district where it was 40 minutes. Where I am at now it is 50 minutes which is the amount considered for a lesson by the admin.
     
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    In my district, the administrator stays in the room for the whole lesson during a formal observation, and for a simple walk through it can be under 10 mins.
     
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    We are required to have 2 formal "Compass" observations per year - our administrator has to observe the lesson for 1 hour.
     
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    45 minutes to an hour. Usually it is an entire class period plus some transition time to see how you move from class to class or period to period.
     
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    30 min for formal and 10 min for walkthrough.
     
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    For our formal evaluations, the administrator observes two full periods--a total of at least 80 minutes--in two separate subject areas.
     
  12. Ima Teacher

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    Formal observations are for the whole class period, however long that may be. I've worked with periods from 45 minutes to 100 minutes.

    Walkthroughs are 5-10 minutes.
     

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