As a teacher, do you often observe others' lessons?

@my1341 (459)
China
March 17, 2009 8:08pm CST
Mutual class observation may contribute to mutual progress in teaching skills. Do you often observe others' lessons? Out of your own purpose or just being ordered by the school leaders?
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• United States
18 Mar 09
I've done so because I was asked to observe lol, but many times I've done so on a break so that I could see a master teacher work and learn from them. I think it's a vital part of being a teacher and a part of the life long learning that occurs. Sometimes by observing another person we can see what is working in our classroom and what is not, as well as learn a few tricks to put in our bag. It also helps us to understand our colleagues better and develop those relationships. Though, I admit I get very nervous and self-concious when someone is observing me. Namaste-Anora
@my1341 (459)
• China
18 Mar 09
Yeah, I also get a little bit nervous when someone is observing my class, expecially there are so many teachers together, even from other schools. I have to do this. As you have said, It has become vital part of our teaching life. Through this, we can achieve rapid development of our teaching skills.