Who likes being observed? Hands up … You! You! At the back … is that a hand being raised? Nope? Didn’t think so.
Every school has those teachers that seem to thrive on being observed. You know, the ones that are always “chosen” as a showpiece whenever there are visitors (or even a colleague) whom for whatever reason wants to see so-called good practice. You know the type don’t you? They are either quietly confident about their ability, or worse, the “I’m the mutts nuts” and have a kind of swagger as they walk down the corridor.