Clinical Supervision is a model of supervisor (or peer) review that stresses the benefits of a teacher-led self-analysis of teaching in the post-conference versus a conference dominated by the judgments of the supervisor. Through self-reflection, teachers are challenged to use metacognitive processes to determine the effects of their teaching decisions and actions on student learning. The Clinical Supervision model is… Read more »
In her post Cynthia Desrochers describes the successful implementation of Reciprocal Peer Coaching for Self-Reflection, an approach to instructor peer review that includes pre-observation conference, observation and data collection, data analysis and strategy, post-observation conference, and post-conference analysis. She includes a framework to guide the critical post-observation session.
In her blog post Cynthia Derochers shares an inspiring effort she has led at her institution, the Five GEARS for Activating Learning . The project goals are to improve student learning from inside the classroom (vs. policy modifications), promote faculty use of the current research on learning, provide a lens for judging the efficacy of various teaching strategies (e.g., the flipped classroom), and develop a common vocabulary for use campuswide (e.g., personnel communications).