Recently we ran a workshop on observing teacher practice in classrooms within a coaching relationship. To break the ice but make the point we used this clip from Summer Heights High which was an Australian TV show that “sent up” schools.
It successfully broke the ice and teachers talked about instruction and how hard it can be to observe practice when you don’t have a focus.
Penny, my Assistant Principal, and I are presenting at a Harvard online session this Friday as part of the Data Wise Course and we made reference to this clip so I thought that it might be easier to embed the clip in my bog for our American colleagues.
If teachers or school leaders have used other clips to view instruction in classrooms we would be interested to hear from you.