Initial Mentor Training HUDCETT Tutorials • Each trainee will need at least three tutorials (record of meeting with mentor) per year • One tutorials will be based on feedback from the observations • Other tutorials will be general issues ENHANCING SKILLS FOR SUBJECT SPECIALIST MENTORS Aims • Consider basic guidelines to teaching observations and discuss what we would look for in subject specific observations • Analyse the subject specialist observation form • Watch video and complete the subject specialist observation form • Evaluate the session TEACHING OBSERVATION GUIDELINES • • • • • • Make your trainees feel safe Give them control Be prepared Blend in Notes Set aside time Some words that are linked with quality teaching • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Knowledgeable on subject matter Up-to-date knowledge Humour Formative feedback Effective questioning Inspiring High expectations Praise and reward Passion Active learning Enthusiasm Differentiation Creativity Engaging students Can you think of any other words that you use? Have a list of what you want to look for, for example: • • • • • • • • Classroom environment Aims and objectives Recap and plenary Learner participation Handling lateness Use of specialist resources Assessment for learning Range of T&L strategies suitable for subject And questions to ask yourself: • Are there aspects that could be improved to promote learning? • Is the trainee teaching at the correct level? • How many learners excel? • For those struggling is it due to subject understanding? • Is the classroom laid out to support learning within the subject area? • Were the resources subject specific and up-to-date? • How did the learners respond? DVD and completion of form • Watch the DVD and make notes of anything you observe, eg. about the mentor, how the lesson progresses, learning checks, T&L activities, behaviour management, differentiation, introduction and conclusion, students etc. • Individually complete the blank subject specialist observation form and discuss in groups • Feedback from groups Background to DVD • Pre-Service PGCE trainee teaching basic sports to NEETS students in an FE college • Mentor undertaking subject specialist observation • Mentor Coordinator monitoring subject specialist observation Questions?