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Classroom Observation Form

Instructor: John Sorenson Course: I&S Grade 8M


Peer/Observer: Ernie Boyd Date and Time: 3 April 2018 P4

Use criteria that apply to format of course observed. Criteria in red were observed directly
Review Section Description/Comments

1. SUBJECT MATTER CONTENT


 Good command of the material and engaging means of communication
(shows good command and knowledge of subject matter;  Able to respond suitably to questions that enquired beyond the information provided
demonstrates breadth and depth of mastery)

2. ORGANIZATION
 There were varied teaching mediums used during this lesson. Discussion, visualization and
(organizes subject matter; evidences preparation; is thorough;
presentation as a means of learning. This kept the class moving on and maintained adequate
states clear objectives; emphasizes and summarizes main points, opportunities for interaction.
meets class at scheduled time, regularly monitors on-line course)

3. RAPPORT
(holds interest of students; is respectful, fair, and impartial; provides  N/A
feedback, encourages participation; interacts with students, shows
enthusiasm)

4. TEACHING METHODS
(uses relevant teaching methods, aids, materials, techniques, and  Use of screen with a ‘keynote’ however only stood in front and could use floor space to increase
technology; includes variety, balance, imagination, group engagement
involvement; uses examples that are simple, clear, precise, and  Allows for conversation to get to the required responses
appropriate; stays focused on and meets stated objectives)

5. PRESENTATION
(establishes online course or classroom environment conducive to
learning; maintains eye contact; uses a clear voice, strong  N/A

projection, proper enunciation, and standard English)


Review Section Description/Comments

6. MANAGEMENT
(uses time wisely; attends to course interaction; demonstrates  18 students in class and in the initial activity/discussion only about 50% of the class were actively
leadership ability; maintains discipline and control; maintains engaged.
effective e-platform management)

7. SENSITIVITY
(exhibits sensitivity to students' personal culture, gender differences
 N/A
and disabilities, responds appropriately in a non-threatening, pro-
active learning environment)

8. ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS
 N/A
(assists students with academic problems)

9. PERSONAL
(evidences self-confidence; maintains professional comportment and  N/A
appearance)

10. PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF CLASSROOM (optional)


(state location and physical attributes of classroom, number of
students in attendance, layout of room, distractions if any; list any
 N/A

observations of how physical aspects affected content delivery)

Strengths observed:
 Command and knowledge of the contact is high
 Allows for student discussion to enquire into desired information
 Rapport and knowledge of students, and their ability level, is high
 Delivery of information is age appropriate and handled with care
Suggestions for improvement:
 Move around the room
 Initiate conversation from different points in the room
 Allow for more students lead discussion (less teacher guidance)
 Scaffold questions for more student engagement
 Suggested readings/video ETC before hand to increase engagement

Additional resources:
Webquest for leveled reading: http://library.isnsz.com:8011/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home