In order to best facilitate the observation process, the administrator and the teacher will meet sometime before the lesson occurs. They will discuss the particulars of the lesson so that both parties are very clear what will occur.
The administrator will be afforded with content that will be covered and the methodology that will be used to cover it (Hopkins, 2005). An objective must be clear and also align with state and district goals.
The dialogue that ensues is designed to bring about clarity for both parties. It is also an avenue to address the teacherís areas of concern, to which the administrator would offer helpful ideas. The more clarity achieved during this process will translate to greater gains as a result of the observation and post-observation process -- making the final write-up (BPSS, n.d.) during the post-observation part of the process easier to perform.