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OBSERVATION CHECKLIST
       Your first week at school is key for paving the way. Before diving in, it is of high value to...
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Observation Checklist

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This sheet is useful for language assistants or new teachers to see the classroom from a teacher's perspective.

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Observation Checklist

  1. 1. OBSERVATION CHECKLIST Your first week at school is key for paving the way. Before diving in, it is of high value to see (from a teacher’s point of view) how lessons are developed. To help you, here is a checklist of the basics you should pay attention to. You can go to some lessons, show the different teachers what you are doing, tell them why and try to get as much information as you can. Source: This checklist is based on the one proposed in Lavery, Clare (2001) Language assistants. British Council. Group Teacher Number of students Classroom Number of lessons a week Age of students Textbook (title, type, characteristics, etc.) General attitude of students towards learning (motivation, interest, participation, etc.) Use of mother tongue (when, why, etc.) Use of English (when, why, etc.) Distribution of the lesson (sequence of activities, time spent on each, etc.) Support materials used (photocopies, graded readers, etc.)
  2. 2. Equipment used (CD, DVD, computers, projector, etc.) Students grouping (individual / pair / group work) Students’ needs (pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, listening, etc.) Classroom management (noise level, interruptions, etc.) How does the teacher maintain an environment well-suited for learning? How are disruptive students handled? Others

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