Benefits of Formative Peer Observation

As coach, you can see:

–good, adaptable teaching strategies
–teaching from the students’ point of view
–some things to avoid yourself
–what and how students are learning

As teacher, you can get:

–useful feedback on teaching
–an objective view of teaching
–help with specific concerns

Overall: With practice in either role, you gain in ability to look analytically and critically at teaching—and then apply those skills to your own teaching.