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Elementary Education Formal Observation Form

Junior/Senior Intern

Student: Audrey Moore Observer: Ms. Watkins Grade: 3rd

Date: 4/7/17 Time: 9:25-9:55 Subject: ELA/Social Studies

1. Classroom Climate/Culture - Student Behavior

X Intern communicates and maintains standards for appropriate classroom behavior.
X Intern anticipates and acts on potential classroom disruptions.
X Intern maintains positive classroom climate.
X Intern responds to student behaviors appropriately.
Comments: Ms. Moore wrote the objective on the board for students to see and had a student read it out loud for the class
as well as provided feedback to the students who were on task.

2. Instruction - Instructional Time

X Intern has materials, supplies, and equipment ready at the start of the lesson or activity.
X Intern gets class started quickly.
X Intern uses available time for learning and keeps students on task.
Comments: Students were in engaged and had a great time with the activity.

3. Instruction - Instructional Planning and Presentation

X Intern establishes links with prior learning and experiences.
X Intern arranges learning activities to support standards.
X Intern appropriately uses a variety of teaching styles.
Comments: Students were able to share stories of their own about a time they were treated poorly.

4. Instruction - Instructional Monitoring

X Intern circulates to check performance and monitor progress.
X Intern varies level of questioning.
X Intern ensures that all students have the opportunity to participate.
Comments: Ms. Moore had pre planned questions on several pages of the book which kept her and the class on track.

5. Impact on Student Learning - Facilitating Instruction

X Intern establishes clear outcomes for learning.
X Intern communicates learning outcomes to students.
X Intern adjusts lesson based on student responses/ongoing assessment.
X Intern connects learning outcomes to the NCSCOS.

6. Evaluation/Assessment - Instructional Feedback

X Intern provides feedback on the correctness or incorrectness of in-class work to encourage student growth.
X Intern affirms correct oral responses appropriately and moves on.
X Intern provides sustaining feedback after an incorrect response by probing, repeating the question, giving a clue,
or allowing more time.
Strengths: Areas on which to focus:
Students were engaged and stayed on task. Repeat expectations to students several times during the
lesson to have them stay on task, (raise your hand)
Ms. Moore made appropriate connections to other stories
the students have read or heard this school year.

Ms. Moore made it a point to preview the text and build

schema. There was great discussion about the pictures in
the story as well as inferencing.

Were the learning outcomes for the students met? X YES NO

Did the interns/student teachers classroom management support the learning outcomes?
Yes, the classroom management supported the learning outcomes.
Was the Teaching Behavior Focus goal achieved?
Yes, the teaching behavior focus goal was achieved. Students were able to participate in creating a list of things that the
story taught them.
Student Intern Signature:______________________________________ Date:______________

Mentor Teacher Signature:___________________________________ Date:______________

University Supervisor Signature:___________________________________ Date:______________