Sample Post-Observation Questions to Prompt Discussion

–How did you think the class went? What did you think worked very well in this class? How can you use what worked well in your next class?

–If you could teach the same class again, what would you do differently? What would you do the same way?

–I noticed that you [describe strategy, e.g., called students by name, moved all around the classroom, lectured from your notes, etc.]. Why did you choose this strategy? Did the students respond as you had expected? Were you satisfied with the student response?

–What were your objectives in doing [describe strategy]? Did you feel that you were successful in meeting these objectives? Why or why not?

–Did you model the things you wanted to?

–You seemed [describe perceived attitude, i.e., negative, positive, distracted, enthusiastic] about [describe activity]. What was going through your mind?

–Have you ever considered [describe strategy]?

–What do you think are your strengths as a teacher?

–Why did you react [describe reaction]?

–What areas do you want to improve? How might you do that?

–What did you learn from teaching this class?

–What made this class different from others you have taught?

–Was this a typical class? How was it the same? How was it different?