The Bok Center encourages teachers at all levels of experience to learn more about teaching, and to become reflective about their own classroom practice. Watching someone else teach, and inviting someone else to watch you teach, are among the best ways to gain confidence in the classroom, to expand your repertoire of teaching techniques, and to become more reflective about how students might be experiencing a classroom.
There are different ways to observe, record and reflect on specific classes. At the Bok Center, we offer instructors two services—class observation and video consultation—that can help you gain a neutral, nuanced perspective on your teaching. There are also things that instructors can do on their own—like shadowing and peer observation—which confer many of the same benefits without the participation of one of our Bok Center consultants. Read below for further detail about each of these activities and to sign up for an observation or consultation.
Please note that in 2020-21 we are conducting observations and video consultations exclusively through Zoom.