The mentor and mentee may want to use wide lens observation techniques for data gathering to give the mentee a larger picture of what happens in the classroom. There are many wide lens data gathering techniques including:
-Videotaping: record the lesson via a videotape machine.
-Audiotaping: record the lesson via an audiotape machine.
-Verbatim Dictation or script taping: record, in writing, the entire lesson.
-Selective Verbatim Dictation or selective script taping: record in writing critical parts of the lesson.
On the next post we will present a summary of the different observation instruments and techniques we have discussed in the blog.