Digging deeper into the nature of lesson observation feedback

Alistair Bissell and Mohammed Basharat

10:15-11:15, Friday 1 July

Session description

The conversation after a lesson observation can be a powerful catalyst in the development of teachers. In this session, we will explore some of the issues and decisions involved in running these conversations.

This session is suitable for all teachers and line managers who conduct lesson observations.

Interests: A level Mathematics / Further MathematicsKS3 and KS4

About the speakers

After gaining his BSc in Mathematics, Alistair completed his PGCE in Secondary Mathematics in 2006. He taught Mathematics for 11 years in a variety of 11-18 mixed comprehensive schools, taking on roles including 2i/c Mathematics and Computing and KS5 coordinator for Mathematics. Having completed his MEd in Mathematics Education in 2011, he has now begun studying part-time for a PhD in Mathematics Education. He joined MEI in 2017. Alistair is an expert in designing and leading A level Mathematics and Core Maths professional development.

After gaining his BSc in Mathematics, Mohammed went on to do an MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Structural Mechanics at Imperial College before embarking on a PGCE in Mathematics. He has nearly 20 years teaching experience, including 10 years as Head of Mathematics at a large Sixth Form College in Surrey. Whilst working full time, Mohammed also completed an MA in Mathematics Education at Kings College. He joined MEI in 2014.