Your brain is made up of tons of tiny neurons. None of these neurons have conscious thought, yet all together, they result in the works of Shakespeare, the compositions of Mozart, and the creation of the internet. How? This is the concept of emergence: when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts… Read More »Is Your Whole School Greater than the Sum of Its Parts?
Who We Are and What We Do
eObservations was founded to provide tools to school administrators that meet teachers’ needs to receive meaningful, specific, non-judgmental feedback on their classroom performance.
eObservations specializes in developing and providing classroom observation tools that focus on teachers’ pedagogy – specifically teachers’ use of high-yield, research-based instructional strategies in their classrooms with students. By collecting teacher performance data with these tools, the observers then share the data with teachers and help them reflect on their practice.
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TEACHER & OBSERVER: PARTNERS FOR SUCCESS CYCLE
Our flagship tool, the Teacher & Observer: Partners for Success (TOPS) cycle, is designed to help administrators standardize and prioritize feedback in order to help teachers grow their craft in a logical manner. This keeps administrators on the same page and helps teachers take ownership of their own professional growth. To use this form, observers conduct short, targeted observations, provide bite-sized chunks of feedback to the teacher in the form of a growth step, and note when the teacher has mastered the growth step. The steps are based on the research of Hattie’s (2009) Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement.
This content of this tool is available for free here. Sign-up for eObservations to use it with our fully integrated electronic observation system.
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What Every School Leader Needs to Know about Educational Research – Part 3
In our last two parts, we looked at how basics of research and experimental design can impact the strength of a study’s results—and how much we can trust results when determining which programs and strategies to implement in our schools. Nothing might be trendier today than programs and strategies that profess to be “brain-based.” Seems… Read More »What Every School Leader Needs to Know about Educational Research – Part 3
What Every School Leader Needs to Know about Educational Research – Part 2
How many times have you sat through a professional development that promises to be the panacea to all of education’s woes, only for it to be tossed aside a couple of years later when it can’t deliver on its promises? Meanwhile, the frustration at the waste of our time, effort, and money leads to a… Read More »What Every School Leader Needs to Know about Educational Research – Part 2
What Every School Leader Needs to Know about Educational Research – Part 1
So, your colleagues in the next school district over are raving about this great new program they have for helping “catch up” struggling students. They say that you should really look into it for your school district. The catch? It’s pretty expensive. But never fear, they say–it’s research-based. There’s no doubt that the number of… Read More »What Every School Leader Needs to Know about Educational Research – Part 1
6 Reasons New Teachers Leave the Profession—And What Leaders Can Do About It – Part 3
So far in this years, we’ve seen the very real problems that new teachers face—but we’ve also seen that there’s a lot that effective school leaders can do to off-set those problems. Let’s recap so far: previously, we’ve explored Difficult Work Assignments, Unclear Expectations, Inadequate Resources, and Isolation. We’ve seen that the assignment of strong… Read More »6 Reasons New Teachers Leave the Profession—And What Leaders Can Do About It – Part 3
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