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The Trust-Based Observation Form

Observation Form

The form provides a foundation for some of the most important elements of teaching and learning success. It’s manageable, limiting itself to only 9 areas to look for “evidence of.”

These categories include:

  • Learning Targets
  • Teacher-Student Relationship
  • Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Working Memory
  • Questioning-Higher Order Thinking Skills
  • Formative Assessment
  • Descriptive Progress Feedback
  • Specific Differentiation

At the top of the form, the first two questions drive the reflective follow-up conversations with teachers:

  • What were you doing to help students learn?
  • If you had the opportunity to reteach the lesson, what, if anything, might you do differently?

    One of the best things about the form is that it also functions as a teacher professional development growth resource tool. Under each area of pedagogy there is a list of Toolbox Possibilities strategies that are hyperlinked to a list of recommended books as well as an extensive list of links to specific pedagogical strategies. In essence the form doubles as a place, right at their fingertips, where teachers can read about and learn how to implement new strategies.

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