Admittedly, I have experienced one or two observations where there have been points raised about what I was doing wrong but when this happens we must take these ideas back to our teacher criteria and professional standards and ask ourselves whether the points raised are valid. I remember one instance when my observer indicated that my language wasn't appropriate because it was too informal. She reminded me that classrooms are a place of formal instruction. Well, I disagreed then and I disagree now. Sometimes, there is cause for use to reshape our words to better fit with the common language of our students all within in reason of course.
On the topic of Jacqui's comments and observations - I was really chuffed and surprised. It's not that I think I am not a good teacher but I guess I hadn't realise how much I have evolved since I started teaching 6 years ago. I have to be honest, I am really stoked with myself. Not because Jacqui wrote some pretty cool stuff about me but because of her last sentence which encapsulates my underpinning goal and philosophy about being a teacher:
"The result of this is a mutally supportive and stimulating learning environment that encourages all students to realise their goals."