The Trust-Based 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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