ERIC Number: ED378152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
One Evaluator's Dozen Look-Fors.
Poore, Michael T.
An experienced teacher evaluator and university supervisor for student teachers has developed a list of 12 things to look for in evaluating a teacher. With the attitude that evaluation is to improve teaching, not to judge teachers, the evaluator has completed 140 Career Ladder evaluations and 44 student teaching evaluations. The twelve points he looks for are: (1) a beginning, middle and end to lessons or a day that gives shape and coherence to the work; (2) opportunities to teach, practice, and share what was learned, and evaluate what the student has learned; (3) incorporation of auditory, tactile, visual, and kinesthetic learning; (4) adjustment of plans to fit students and not to satisfy the evaluation or the evaluator; (5) use of learner remarks; (6) variety of methods of practice; (7) discipline or the lack of the need for it when a teacher has well-established control; (8) how a teacher responds to an incorrect answer; (9) efforts to relate the lesson to previous and future lessons; (10) the match of presentation to practice; (11) charisma in the teacher's personality; and (12) the answers to a series of questions the evaluator asks himself about how the lesson might be improved, the teacher's grasp of the material, lesson and environment enhancing materials, and the use of manipulatives. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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