Tools For Mentors

Effective Observation

Observation Tools

This section contains a range of proformas that can be used to give effective feedback to teachers. The tools can be used to give specific feedback on aspects such as questioning, movement around the classroom, length of teacher talk, how they talk to and manage students. These are key aspects that new teachers need to focus on and develop in their practice.

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Question Analysis Sheet

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This is an observation proforma that can be used by the observer to record the type and frequency of question asked by the teacher.

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Observation proforma 1

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Graphics of feelings

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vivid graphics of what the first year of teaching typically feels like for a NQT. Graphics to keep an eye on the personal emotional wellbeing of the N...


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Autoscopy and Reflection

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In this resource you find a method for reflection of the NQT by videotaping several classes throughout the school year. An observation grid is suggest...