Hey guys! I hope you're having a fabulous school year. Here's the scoop for this post: I'm no newbie when it comes to observations. I've been observed many times when I student taught and observed in all my longterm sub. positions. Today was my first observation at a new school at my first "real" teaching job. My vice p. said I did fine and my students presented their amazing projects, displaying a major part of my unit. Plus the students in this particular class are absolute angels and of course, no one was a behavioral issue. However, after EVERY SINGLE OBSERVATION, I always second guess myself and pick apart my lesson, especially what I could've done better in the classroom. Then I feel nervous and down on myself. I have always been my own worst critic. I guess I want to be "perfect" despite such a thing being impossible in the ed. world. I definitely want some constructive feedback and don't shy away from it; however I can be way too harsh on myself after an observation. Way harsher than any supervisor or admin. :dunno: Does anyone else here reflect a little TOO much on observed lessons, especially prior to the post-observation discussions? Advice on relaxing?