Welcome back to another episode of the EduMagic podcast. This episode is all about observations! Maybe you have had a great experience with observations, maybe not - either way you are going to get great tips from Craig Randall. Let's get this episode started! Craig starts by sharing his teaching journey and wow that journey is full of twists and turns. His passion for observation started during this teaching career and principal certification. He noticed that principals need to be in classrooms with teachers sharing conversations and helping students and teachers learn, grow, and glow.
We want opportunities for growth. - Craig Randall
When Craig observes a teacher, he starts by sharing strengths and what glows that he noticed. By starting with strengths it builds strengths - and just like each of our students have so many strengths so do our teachers! So do YOU! Craig believes in developing relational trust between principals and teachers which leads to risk-taking and growth. He is a consultant, trainer, and speaker. Craig is the author of Trust-Based Observations. Next, he would open a dialogue based on trust with the teacher. Mr. Randall shares ways to start building relationships with your mentor teacher and supervisor from your college.
Mr. Randall details his trust-based observation method:
trust both sides
start with strengths
encourage educators to take risks in their teaching and learning
we all have areas that glow and grow in education
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