Clinical field experience b: proficient teacher observation and
Proficient teachers are the backbone of an effective school. Providing feedback on observations of proficient teachers allows for their continued professional growth. As a building principal, you must provide support and feedback to proficient teachers as well as to beginning teachers.
Allocate at least 2 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Coordinate with your principal mentor to schedule and conduct an informal observation of a proficient teacher. The observation should be at least 10 minutes long and focus on the effectiveness of instruction and quality of the instructional environment, as well as anything else that might be on the tool used at your site. If a tool is not used, follow the lead of your principal mentor as to how they record informal observations. Share your written observations with your principal mentor and discuss your findings (inter-rater reliability).
Following your observation, collaborate with your principal mentor to conduct a post-observation conference with the teacher and share your positive feedback. Allow the teacher to reflect upon the activities and outcomes that took place during the observation and ask clarifying questions.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the principal mentor and, provided permission, seek opportunities to observe and/or assist the principal mentor.
In 250-500 words, summarize your experiences collaborating with the principal mentor and providing feedback during the post-observation conference. Incorporate PSEL Standard 6 into your reflection and describe how you will apply what you have learned to your future professional practice.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.