Slide Presentation

Watching Teachers Work: What Teacher Observation Methods Mean for Policy and Practice

Presentation for the American Educational Research Association
June 14, 2012 |

On April 15, 2012, Lisa Guernsey was part of an invited symposium at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Vancouver, Canada. Her presentation, "Watching Teachers Work: What Teacher Observation Methods Mean for Policy and Practice," discussed the current context of heated debates over how to measure effective teaching and explained the role of new classroom-based tools for observing how teachers teach children in the early years and early grades -- how they interact with students, extend learning opportunities and introduce new concepts in engaging ways.

The talk was based on a paper co-authored by Guernsey and Susan Ochshorn, founder of ECE Policy Works in New York, titled Watching Teachers Work: Using Observation Tools to Promote Effective Teaching in the Early Years and Early Grades.

Slides from her presentation can be found here and at the column to the right.

"Identification of effective teachers should include results from valid and reliable observation tools." -- Watching Teachers Work, New America Foundation, 2011