Peer Observation Form
Peer Observation Form

 

Observer's Name:

email address:

Teacher's Name:

email: 

1. Expectations: Are expectations clearly posted or stated?

Yes                           No

2.Respect: Is respect shown toward the teacher and other students?

Yes                         No

3. Learning Objective: Is the learning objective evident to students?

Yes                          No

4. State Standard Alignment: Is #1 aligned to the state standards at an appropriate level?

Yes                           No

5. Content Plan: 

Teacher explains what will be learned/taught today.  Yes   No

Teacher explains why the day's learning is important. Yes  No

Teacher explains what students need to do.            Yes  No

Teacher explains how lesson fits into a larger unit plan.Yes   No

There is evidence teacher has a plan for the unit.       Yes  No

 6. Rigor Rate: Student thinking level?             

Low -Knowledge

Low-Comprehension

Middle-Analysis

Middle-Application

High-Synthesis

High-Evaluation

7. Assessment For Learning:

Teacher uses informal assessment at least twice.

ALL students respond to informational assessments.

8. Assessment: What measurements are used to assess learning, if any?

Selected Response

Performance Assessment

Extended Written Response

Personal Communication

9. Engagement: At what level of engagement are the majority of students working?

Engaged

Compliant

Off Task

10. Instruction: Check which of the folowing teaching practices were present and record the number of minutes for each:

CHECK PRACTICE/ACTIVITY MINUTES
   Beginning routine
  Stories    
  Thinking prompts
  Cooperative learning 
Experiential learning
Labs   
Seat work     
 Direct instruction
  Transition time

 

Quizzes

Individual Questions:

Individual Questions: 
# of Students
# Answering
Group Questions: 
# of Students
# Answering

11. Instructructional Strategies: Which research-based instructional strategies are evident? (Check all that apply)

Identifying Similarities and Differences

Summarizing and Note Taking

Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition

Non-linguistic representations

1/3, 2/3 Note Taking

Think Alouds

Reflect-Write-Pair-Share

Setting Objectives/Providing Feedback

Cooperative Learning

Learning Logs

Homework and Practice

Compare and Contrast

Generating and Testing Hypothesis

Students to Students Feedback

No Strategies are Evident/Improvement needed

12. Learning Environment: What factors in the classroom appear to contribute to positive students learning? (Check all that apply)

Safe Environment: The room

Climate of high expectations for success; the routines

Opportunity to learn and student time on task

Student Work Displayed

13. Use of Technology by Students.(Check all that apply)

Yes

Not Observed

Needs Improvement

Projects

Lab-ware

Software Apps.

On-line activities

Calculator

Hand-helds

Laptop

Desktop

A/V Equipment

Smart Board Use

Inappropriate use

14. Use of Technology for Instruction:(Check all that apply)

Yes

Not Observed

Needs Improvement

Smart/Active Board

Video Presentation

Project-Based

Pod-Casting

I-Movie

Word/Excel/PPT

E-Mail

Presentation Software

Web Page

Electronic Lesson Plans

Enforces Tech. Rules

Uses Electronic Resources

Web 2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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