Craig’s experience as a counselor, coach, teacher, and principal set him up perfectly to develop a model of teacher observation focused on building trusting relationships that spark teaching and learning growth. As the author of Trust-Based Observations, Craig is on a mission to change the world of teacher observations to a model of support that fosters risk-taking, innovation, and creativity. 

Driven to transform the world of teacher evaluation and observation through Trust-based Observations. When leaders build trust with their teachers such that they feel safe, then those teachers will embrace the vulnerability necessary to take big risks in their practice, the result is teaching and learning growth.

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Show Highlights

  • Master the 20 min observation 
  • Break the feedback observation cycle 
  • Broaden your lens as a novice admin is a veteran move
  • Dinosaur Instructors make traditional ruckus 
  • Build trust to foster risk-taking, innovation, & growth 
  • Magic happens in reflective conversation
  • Expand rubric indicators of what effective teaching is 
  • Tips and tricks to build trust during observations
  • Trust-Based Observation transforms the entire culture 
Craig Randall: Trust-based observations

“One, teaching is craft and art. There are a million different ways that you can be a teacher. There’s not just one way that you can be a teacher. Two, patience. Take time to get to know your teachers because you will see different elements out of them. You don’t want to make a mistake and offer a suggestion on something that might be a strength that you don’t realize is.” 

Craig Randall



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