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! Spring 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 two or 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 two or 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 regular synchronous sessions in your online or on ground class. This quarter’s teaching squares are not designed for fully asynchronous classes.

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

Two or three one-hour observations of synchronous online or on-ground classes Deadline to register is April 12.

10-14 PD hours

$300-400 stipend depending on the size of the group, for eligible faculty who attend the meetings, complete the rounds, and write a final reflection

8 seats maximum: Fill out this registration form including your teaching schedule and modality.

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

Last Updated February 23, 2024