McMaster University

McMaster University

Peer Coaching, Observation and Mentoring

Peer Coaching and Observation

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Peer Observation of Teaching (POT) Project

This project provides support to schools, programs and departments of the Faculty of Health Sciences in developing and launching peer observation and coaching initiatives.

A tool kit has been developed to facilitate the launch of these initiatives by both large and small groups of teachers. Training sessions and materials to prepare teachers for the consultations are included, with workshops focused on setting up a program and training observers.

A new certificate program for observers is being created through the Program for Faculty Development (PFD).

Peer Observation of Teaching (POT) Toolkit

POT — What is it? Description of the Peer Observation of Teaching Project POT — Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

POT — 3 Model Infographic:

  • Peer Coaching
  • Peer Development
  • Peer Evaluation
POT — Implementing Infographic POT — Finding Opportunities to Observe Teaching POT — Slides
POT — Clinical Teaching Form POT — Lecture Teaching Form POT — Small Group Teaching Form
POT — Free Response POT — Feedback Grid POT — Peer Observer Guide

Peer Coaching / Observation Workshops:

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Peer to Peer teaching New!

PEER OBSERVATION OF TEACHING: A train-the-trainer workshop (Fall 2016)

[Flyer/Registration form for PEER OBSERVATION OF TEACHING: A train-the-trainer workshop PDF

Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


FEEDBACK: Coaching Learners Effectively — TBA

[Flyer/Registration form for FEEDBACK: Coaching Learners Effectively] PDF

View above flyer for reference - new date will be confirmed soon

Mentorship Workshops:

MENTORSHIP: What's It All About?

(for Mentors & Mentees)

New and seasoned faculty can benefit by attending this workshop. Enhance your understanding of the mentorship process and discover practical tools and strategies to facilitate a productive relationship including:

Clarifying mentee/mentor role responsibilities and expectations

Practicing mentorship skills (including stages of mentorship)

Reviewing tools and resources to support mentorship experiences

Next Offering:

To be announced (possibly Winter/Spring 2017)

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