Peer Observations: An Invitation to Appreciative Wandering

Credit: iStock.com/Jack Kinstlinger
Credit: iStock.com/Jack Kinstlinger
Although I have been teaching for nearly 20 years, the memory of the first day I stepped into a classroom and faced students as a graduate teaching fellow is still sharp in my mind. I stood at the front of the room as students trickled in and occupied the chairs, which I’d arranged around a center table. Soon, every seat was full, but more students kept arriving. In a moment of inspiration mixed with panic, I blurted, “Let’s go outside!”

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