Open Class

Throughout the last year I have had around six open classes.  What’s an open class?  An open class is when a teacher opens his or her classroom to the parents, teachers, and district office to watch their lesson.  The closest thing I can relate it to is a formal evaluation in the US.  But even then you are evaluated usually by the principal alone.

Being an educator in the states I have many thoughts on open classes.  Because this is one of the few times that any parent, teacher, or principal is in the classroom.  It becomes more of a performance then a way to evaluate the teacher and students’ learning.  Of course if a teacher is never evaluated in the classroom except for this occasion it is going to be more of a show then anything.

So after laminating and cutting many pictures and cards out, it was our big day.  About ten people came to watch including teachers, my principal, and a person from the office of education.  The students were great and overall it was a good experience.  Afterward we had a meeting with the man from the office of education where he gave me advice.

When the school day was over, I went home and enjoyed a nice dinner and the slower pace.  You can check out a video I made for the open class below.  

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3 Responses to Open Class

  1. Steph says:

    So intimidating! Loved the video. BreeAnn is always smarter- she’s your wife.

  2. anewkorea says:

    Hey, only just realised you linked to my post here, thanks! Certainly an experience the open class, isn’t it? I’ll be sure to check out that video when not at work ;)

  3. anewkorea says:

    Hey, only just realised you linked to my post here, thanks! Certainly an experience the open class, isn’t it? I’ll be sure to check out that video when not at work ;)

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