Section 1: The Observation Cycle

Phase 2: The Observation

During the observation, your role as a mentor is to collect data (in the form of notes, video, short scripting, student work samples, etc.) to be reviewed and discussed with the teacher candidate, on the job intern, or new teacher. Review the list of Observation Data Collection Strategies to determine what would be most effective for the lesson you are observing.


Observation Tools

Find more observation tool ideas here on Western Oregon University's Cooperating Teacher Training resource Teach Oregon.

The Observation Cycle

Click on the icon to review the content, questions, and supporting documents for each phase of the observation cycle, or click "Next" to move through each phase of the cycle.

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