Lesson Observation #101

Maureen McGarvey
Start time
Friday 7 June, 09:00
End time
Friday 7 June, 12:00
The Place

As teachers, we know that observation can play a central part in our own and others’ professional development. All of us have been observed, and for some of us it’s been a positive experience, and for some of us – less so!  However, although lesson observation is often a central part of an organisation’s CPD programme, the majority of us begin our lives as observers with little or no training, and only our own experience of being observed to draw on. In this three hour session on Observation and Giving Feedback, we will:

  • Establish the purpose of observation
  • Explore different observation types
  • Look at the language of observation feedback
  • Explore ways to approach the written observation summary
  • Consider how observation can feed into the life of your organisation.

 Please bring a recent observation experience to this session which you are happy to share with a colleague. This can be either when you were observed yourself or when you observed a colleague.

About Maureen McGarvey

I have been involved in online training and management training for the past 15 years, running a range of distance, face to face, and online training programmes for academic managers I wrote the management module for the MSc in TESOL previously offered by Aston University, and was subject tutor and dissertation supervisor for that module for several years. I have also tutored the management module for the MA in TESOL offered by Westminster University. I am a frequent conference speaker on topics related to academic management and online training.

I have worked in ELT for longer than I care to remember (!) and have worked in the UK, Spain and Hungary as well as on short training contracts in other locations. I have been a committee member of the Leadership and Management Special Interest Group for IATEFL, and am Chair of the IATEFL Scholarship Committee, responsible for managing the IATEFL scholarship scheme. I am an experienced line manager of both face to face and remote teachers and tutors.  My areas of special interest are teacher development, trainer development and academic manager development.

Looking forward to seeing you
all in Bratislava

7th-8th June 2019