Classroom Observation Checklist Essay

645 Words Dec 20th, 2015 3 Pages
Classroom Observation Worksheet

Instructor_____________________Course_________________________________
Date________________________Observer_________________________________

Directions: Below is a list of instructor behaviors that may occur within a given class or course. Please use it as guide to making observations, not as a list of required characteristics. When this worksheet is used for making improvements to instruction, it is recommended that the instructor highlight the areas to be focused on before the observation takes place.

Respond to each statement using the following scale:

Not observed More emphasis Accomplished

recommended very well 1 2 3

Circle the number at the
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Related new ideas to 1 2 3 familiar concepts
18. Restated important ideas 1 2 3 at appropriate times
19. Varied explanations for 1 2 3 complex and difficult material
20. Used humor appropriately 1 2 3 to strengthen retention & interest
21. Limited use of repetitive 1 2 3 phrases & hanging articles

Comments:

Instructor-Student Not observed More emphasis Accomplished very well

Interactions

22. Encouraged student 1 2 3 questions
23. Encouraged student 1 2 3 discussion
24. Maintained student 1 2 3 attention
25. Asked questions to 1 2 3 monitor students’ progress
26. Gave satisfactory 1 2 3 answers to student questions
27. Responded to 1 2 3 nonverbal cues of confusion, boredom, & curiosity
28. Paced lesson to allow 1 2 3 time for note taking
29. Encouraged students 1 2 3 to answer difficult questions
30. Asked probing 1 2 3 probing questions when student answer was incomplete
31. Restated questions 1 2 3 and answers when necessary
32. Suggested questions 1 2 3 of limited interest to be handled outside of class

Comments:

Instructional Materials Not observed More emphasis Accomplished very well

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