I want to spend more time this year being able to observe my students and assess them based on those informal observations that happen every day in class. I just don't know how to go about doing that and I was wondering if maybe a teacher here could offer me some help... 1. What behaviors or skills do you observe for? 2. Do you do individual student observations or group observations? 3. How do you provide feedback to the student/group? 4. What DOES NOT work when doing teacher observations? 5. What tips and suggestions do you have with implementing this type of assessment? 6. Have you ever had your students observe one another and provide feedback? My setting is a 5th grade science classroom of about 16-18 students, where we do a lot of hands on, group projects (inquiry based curriculum is used). When I've tried searching for teacher observations, it only gives me results about TEACHERS being observed, not teachers observing students.