Free Lesson Plan/ Observation or Evaluation?
The Psycho-Educational Teacher
Feelings and Emotions/Social-Emotional Literacy
To discriminate between observations and evaluations
Adapt either for pairs or cooperative groups
A copy of worksheet,
Observation or Evaluation?
for each pair or cooperativegroup (attached). Also, construction paper, scissors, glue, and a pencil or pen (for each child orto share). Optional materials are chart paper and markers of different colors. During thediscussion phase (Step 4) it is best when the teacher reinforces visually on the chalkboard,whiteboard, or using chart paper.
observation, evaluation, conflict, disagreement
relies on our senses (seeing, hearing, touching,tasting, and smelling) to talk about a
behavior or an event. Observations of behavior areobjective,
what we see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. Observations are also neutral,that is, they do not judge in terms of good/bad or right/wrong.
on the other hand,are always a subjective (personal) experience, and they strongly influence both the way weperceive and the way we interpret the behavior or event. Our evaluations are tied to ourfeelings, specifically what we like and dislike. If we agree and approve the behavior or event, we judge it positively, but if we do not like and/or disapprove the event, we judge it negatively.Each time that we talk about a behavior or an event as good/bad, right/wrong, like/dislike, orlove/hate, we stop being objective and descriptive and we start making
and judgments. Most evaluations are also
Children need to understand that, to