Teaching Squares: A Reciprocal Observation Experience

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Whether you’re trying out something new with your class or you’d like feedback on one of your frequent practices, Teaching Squares is for you! Winter Quarter you can join fellow faculty members to observe and learn from one another in this non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. This means you will observe three colleagues’ teaching for up to an hour each, and they will observe your teaching in turn. At the end of the quarter, we will hold space to converse about teaching and share reflections with one another.

What’s the commitment?  

  1. Participate in a kick-off meeting and meet your Teaching Squares peers.
  2. Participate in three reciprocal observation rounds. Each round will take approximately two weeks. You will teach, observe, and provide feedback during each round.
  3. Participate in a Teaching Squares group sharing session at the end of the quarter.

Please note:  in order to provide enough flexibility for others to observe your teaching, you must hold classes on ground or hold regular synchronous sessions in your online class. This quarter’s teaching squares are not designed for fully asynchronous classes.

8 PD Hours and $200 Stipend for participating in all sessions, class observations, and submitting a final reflection.

Two remote full-group meetings determined by a poll (Week 2/3 and Week 9/10) 

Two or three one-hour observations of on-ground or synchronous classes. 

Deadline to register is January 9. 

12 seats maximum: Fill out this registration form including your teaching schedule and preferred observation modality.  

Reach out to Archana Alwar (A&H) with questions.

Last Updated December 1, 2023