Gabriela Cazan

    1) I’ve used the “compare and contrast” method, not because I knew about it, but because it seemed a good idea to see how I would teach the lesson, and help the trainee when giving feedback:-)

    I also find the “ghost observation” useful, especially with teachers who are reluctant to be observed and are so nervous that they can’t deliver a proper lesson. A colleague of mine told me once about a teacher who dreaded the idea of being observed, she messed up all the handouts she’d prepared for students, she forgot what she was supposed to do, she couldn’t remember the order of activities, etc. I think that in such cases ghost observation would do wonders.

    2) I agree with Nanees (that focusing on one area of development was good advice), as it might be overwhelming for trainees to receive feedback on each and every activity they’ve done.