Why threaten the teacher with observation?

Mario Rinvolucri.
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    Mario Rinvolucri.
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    Perspectives - BC Prague, No 8
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Rinvolucri questions the traditional approach to classroom observation, highlighting the "observer effect" and its impact on teachers and students. He argues that observation is not equivalent to evaluation and suggests a counselling model where supervisors listen empathetically to teachers' post-lesson reflections. This approach aims to empower teachers and focuses on their perspective rather than external judgments. By adopting this method, Rinvolucri proposes a more efficient and humane model for teacher training.  
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