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The Pupil Panel - The Physics Teacher

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Many teachers confess that whilst they are often observed by colleagues or inspectors and will accept their feedback constructively, they spend little or no time listening to the opinions of their pupils.

The Pupil Panel changes all that. In this episode, physics teacher Jason Drewett Gray gets the low-down from pupils on what they think of him as a teacher and how they rate his lessons.

Jason's lesson is about how diodes work, a subject that he and his class find challenging. Nevertheless, he agrees that a panel of six pupils elected by the whole class can record their views on how he performs.

Jason watches the tape and the pupils don't hold back. Their views are well-constructed and generally thoughtful, but Jason still finds some of them hard to take as they challenge both conventional educational wisdom and aspects of Jason's personal style.

A fascinating and compelling experiment in constructive feedback.

Part of the series: Top 10 on the Web

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