The Teaching Squares program provides faculty an opportunity to gain new insight into their teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. By allowing faculty to be “learners” again in their colleagues’ classes, Teaching Squares can open up unique spaces for reflection and conversation about teaching. Participating in a “teaching square” creates an opportunity for faculty to share the joys and challenges of teaching in a safe, mutually supportive, energizing environment.
What’s the commitment? The four faculty in each “teaching square” agree to visit each other’s classes over the course of a semester and then reflect and meet to discuss what they’ve learned about their own teaching from their observations.
The following article provides more insight into what a Teaching Squares Program is and explains the benefits: https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/faculty-development/teaching-squares-cross-disciplinary-perspectives/