How to create a teacher observation form.
A teacher’s professional development includes formal observation and evaluation. To be objective, classroom observers should always use a well-crafted observation form and checklist.
When performing teacher evaluations, it’s essential to use a form that contains a list of items to observe. A good checklist for teacher observation lets you quickly and easily add text boxes, checkmarks, and a space for your signature or initials. Creating a classroom observation form can also be accomplished by using the tools or forms found in Adobe Acrobat online services.
Create a checklist for teacher observation.
A well-designed teacher observation form will include detailed instructions about the steps to take during the observation period. There are also important things to remember before the observation begins. Use this list to make sure you set the stage correctly for the best possible results from a teacher observation.
Here is a handy list to use before filling out classroom observation forms:
- Become familiar with all evaluation criteria before the observation period begins.
- Talk with the teacher to make sure they understand the scope and reason for the observation.
- Make sure you know the teacher’s professional goals before you begin.
- Let the teacher know how long the observation will last.
- Give the teacher time to ask questions before and after the observation period.
If you begin by answering all the teacher’s questions about the classroom evaluation process and the observation forms you will be using, they will be more comfortable and confident. A well-designed PDF form helps to make a more successful process.
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