Peers are groups that are formed by being acquainted with one another and discovering identical interests toward improving weaknesses as well as maintaining strengths. In today’s society, the opinions of peers and friends are significant to an individual especially when it comes to the field of teaching or the profession for teachers and professors. With this, observation and assessment forms are created to allow each member of the peer to state their thoughts about how their co-member can change his tactics into a better strategy. Specifically, peer observation forms are the most common documents that practice teachers use for assessing their peers.

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What Is a Peer Observation Form?

A peer observation form is an essential document that contains the assessments, teacher evaluations, and the feedback of the observer toward his co-teacher or co-member. The form is often provided by the educational institution who hosted the opportunities to the practice teachers for them to learn more about their field. This form must cater the general information of the observer and his peer who is the subject of the observation as well as the list of activities that the observer must assess.

The form does not only allow the observer to assess his colleague but also conduct a self-assessment and determine his own glitches in the areas of teaching. This way, both the teaching quality of the observer and the subject are being enhanced, which will be tools for achieving a greater chance at success for their employment.

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Varieties of Peer Observation Forms

There are several varieties of peer observation forms that depend on what type of information is being required and presented in the document. Below are some of the common varieties of this significant form:

  • Peer Observation Schedule Form – In a single institution, there can be hundreds or thousands of subjects who need to be observed and assessed. This is why it is important to use a peer observation schedule form. This allows the school administration to categorize and record the time as well as the date of when each observation will be conducted for varying subjects. Additionally, the signatures of the subjects who are the teachers to be observed will also be needed to complete this type of peer observation form to certify that they have been informed by the administration.
  • Peer Pre-Observation Form – This type of form is essential for determining if the subject to be assessed and observed have met the criteria and have submitted the requirements to be qualified for the process. The details of the subject’s lessons, schedule, and other information that relates to his presentation are highlighted in this document to allow the administration to review the need for an observation.
  • Peer Classroom Observation Form – Among the aforementioned peer observation forms, this is the most commonly used variety since it is provided for the practice teachers during their practicum in a school’s classroom. The form will focus on the abilities of the teacher in establishing an understanding with his students as well as promoting the lesson that kept the interests within the class’s period.

Contents in a Peer Observation Form

Peer observation forms have similar sections and areas to a behavior observation form since it mostly deals with the behavior of the subject as he or she manages the audience’s interests. The first section of the form will state the name of the teacher being observed, the date of observation, and the name of the observer. The instructions of how the observer can complete the form will then follow the first section. After this, the body of the observation form will be indicated, which is the survey and the rating area. Some forms have tables for this section while some have lines that are allotted for the statements of the observer. Nonetheless, it will depend on what the school administration’s preferences are regarding their form’s outline.

Lastly, the comments and response section will be at the last area of the peer observation form. This is where the observer will able to generalize and summarize his comments about the subject’s presentation to his audience. Additionally, the subject’s response to the statement of the observer will follow the general comments. The response will serve as the subject’s action plan of how he can address the observer’s concerns for the next activities that he will conduct.

Regardless of whether the subject is doing a lecture, a seminar, or a tutorial for his audience, it is significant that the peer observation form is done throughout the duration of the event to cater the necessary areas of improvement and highlight the positive aspects of the subject as well.

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