During the pre-observation part of the process, the teacher and administrator discussed exactly which lesson and those strategies that will be used. This information will be at the forefront of the administratorís mind. It will become the focus of the observation.
The administrator will document what actually occurs. The content that the teacher addresses and the methodologies used will be noted (Hopkins, 2005). The administrator will also document other issues, such as the procedures used in the classroom, how the teacher handles student questions, and whether or not district policies are upheld.
The administrator will use this information to develop a post-observation write-up (BPSS, n.d.), which will be discussed within the next section.