Self-observation of online teaching

Every cloud and all that. Online learning may not be ideal but it provides some great opportunities for CPD.

The last time I filmed myself teaching was, wow, during my DipTESOL (2014). I remember filming my lessons to analyse my instructions for the self-development record (post here). Six years on, and recording online lessons with my YLs is now standard practice for safeguarding purposes. This means I have tonnes of footage of my own teaching to analyse. Well, if I dare to view it that is… *cringe*.

It’s hardly the most riveting viewing, but it’s really useful. Google Meets upload a lesson recording to Google Drive really quickly, so you don’t have to dwell on bad teaching moments for too long. Wait 10 minutes for the upload, skip to a certain moment in the recording, critique yourself, plan some steps to improve next time… then get ready for your next call.

Read the full story by


Peer observation and online teaching Force a Copy of Your Google Form to Share with Others
We are updating our Privacy Policy, so please make sure you take a minute to review it. As of May 25, 2018 your continued use of our services will be subject to this new Privacy Policy.
Review Privacy Policy OK