Example Student Teacher Observation Checklist

A Cooperative Teacher, Supervisor, and Self-Evaluation

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This is a general checklist that is very similar to the one a student teacher would receive from their college professor. 

Areas of Observation by Cooperating Teacher (Classroom Teacher)

Here you will find a question or statement followed by specific areas the cooperating teacher will be observing the student teacher on.

1. Is the student teacher prepared?

  • Do they have an organized, detailed lesson plan and all materials needed?

    2. Do they have knowledge of the subject matter and a purpose?

    • Can the student teacher answer students' questions? Can he/she motivate students to peak their interest in the subject matter?

    3. Can the student teacher control students' behavior?

    • Keep their attention
    • Involve students in the lesson
    • Stop lesson when needed
    • Aware of individual needs
    • Provide positive reinforcement

    4. Does the student teacher stay on topic?

    • Do they follow a logical sequence?

    5. Is the student teacher enthusiastic about the lesson they are teaching?

    • Are students excited shown through class participation and behavior?
    • Are the activities appropriate?

    6. Does the student teacher have the ability to:

    • Stay on topic?
    • Give directions?
    • Reach objectives?
    • Vary questions?
    • Involve students?
    • Encourage participation and thinking?
    • Summarize lesson?

    7. Is the student teacher able to present:

    • Enthusiasm?
    • Details?
    • Flexibility?
    • Speech and grammar?

    8. Do students actively participate in class activities and discussions?

    • Are students attentive and interested?
    • Are students cooperative and responsive?

    9. How do the students respond to the student teacher?

    • Do they follow directions?
    • Do they display understanding?
    • Are they respectful?

    10. Does the teacher communicate effectively?

    • Provide visual aids
    • Tone of voice

    Areas of Observation by College Supervisor

    Here you will find several topics that can be observed during a single lesson.

    1. General appearance and demeanor

    • Dresses appropriately
    • posture, animation and smiles

    2. Preparation

    • Provides and follows a lesson plan
    • Has knowledge of the material
    • Is organized
    • Is creative
    • Provides teaching aids

    3. Attitude towards the classroom

    • Respects students
    • Listens to students
    • Enthusiastic
    • Displays a sense of humor
    • Has patience and sensitivity
    • Helps students when needed

    4. Effectiveness of Lessons

    • Motivates through instruction and presentation
    • Meets objectives
    • Stays on topic
    • Paces lesson
    • Encourages class participation
    • Carefully directs and explains expectations
    • Uses effective questioning
    • Ability to summarize lesson
    • Has a concluding activity
    • Correlates lesson with other subjects

    5. Presenter Effectiveness

    • Speaks clearly using proper grammar
    • Avoids uses words such as "you guys" and "yeah"
    • Attentive to details
    • Has confidence
    • Board writing is legible
    • Maintains authority

    6. Classroom Management and Behavior

    • Does not embarrass, use sarcasm, or argue with students
    • Remains an adult at all times
    • Does not tolerate or dwell on inappropriate behavior
    • Keeps lesson flowing and knows when to stop or wait

    Areas of Observation Used in Self-Evaluation

    Here you will find a list of questions that are used in the self-evaluation process by a student teacher.

    1. Are my objectives clear?
    2. Did I teach my objective?
    3. Is my lesson timed well?
    4. Do I remain on one topic too long or too short?
    5. Do I use a clear voice?
    6. Was I organized?
    7. Is my handwriting legible?
    8. Do I use proper speech?
    9. Do I move around the classroom enough?
    10. Did I use a variety of teaching materials?
    11. Do I show enthusiasm?
    12. Do I have make good eye-contact with the students?
    13. Did I explain the lesson effectively?
    14. Were my directions clear?
    15. Did I show confidence and knowledge of the subject?

    Need more information on student teaching? Familiarize yourself with the roles and responsibilities of a student teacher, and find out what it's really like in our FAQ about student teaching.

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