OBSERVATIONS and CRITIQUE
Responses should contain at 2 Dot Points per question unless stated otherwise
Note the steps used by the teacher to explain a topic/issue.
Describe the type of language the teacher users, e.g. simple or complex vocabulary, use of jargon, etc.
How does the teacher present the information at a pace appropriate to the students?
What examples does the teacher use to illustrate points?
Does the teacher repeat points difficult to understand? If so, which points are repeated?
What other forms of communication does the teacher use apart from verbal, e.g. OHP, videos, You Tube.
Describe the tone of voice the teacher uses.
OBSERVATION OF CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD TEACHING
Government research has shown that the following attributes characterise good teaching. Observe how your supervising teacher demonstrates the listed characteristics. In the Text box give at least one example of how you saw this characteristic demonstrated
Well-organised and structured presentations of content relating to what students already know.
An ability to maintain order and establish a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
An awareness of students’ needs.
A willingness to help students and provide positive reinforcement and encouragement.
Consistently rewarding achievement.
Active and positive interaction between the teacher and students.
Providing a variety of activities to make students think.
Obtain a copy of your school’s Discipline Policy.
Critique (approx 1000 words) the policy from the following perspectives:
How does it encourage positive students behaviour and promote positive relationships with the classroom?
What intervention strategies are included to manage disruptive behaviour?
From your observations this week what makes a "good learning" environment?
What teaching skills have you observed that you would incorporate into your lessons next week?
After reading the school’s discipline policy what discipline strategies appealed that you would incorporate into your teaching next week?
What discipline strategies would you reject and why?