• Start time

Room Display

  • Daily routine is displayed.

  • A calendar is displayed

  • Behaviour consequences (both positive and negative) are clearly displayed.

  • Student exemplars/ anchor charts displayed.

  • Bookwork is consistent with GWSS Policy.

Teacher's Instruction Included:

Learning Intent

  • Is the LI posted or displayed?

  • Is the LI understood by students?

  • Do students know the Success Criteria?

  • Large group instruction

  • Small group instruction

  • Individual instruction

  • Moving around the classroom monitoring student work

Student Activity Included:

  • Individual work

  • Small group work

  • Large group work

Classroom Management

  • Student Engagement

  • Students are aware of classroom rules and procedures

  • Students use the correct instructional language at all times

  • Transitions are smooth and organized

Effective Teaching Practices Observed

  • Explicit Instruction

  • Guided discovery

  • Students apply learning via performance

  • Cooperative learning/reciprocal teaching

  • Metacognition

  • Technology integration

  • Modeling

  • Comparing/contrasting

  • Appropriate pacing

  • Systematic assessment of student understanding

  • Uses multi-sensory strategies (auditory/visual/kinesthetic)

  • Student self-assessment

  • Effective questioning

  • Clear rubrics are used

  • Advanced organizers

  • Differentiation

  • Evidence of pre-assessment

  • Students receive systematic feedback

  • Students making connections

What Worked...



  • End time

  • Observer's Signature

  • Teacher's Signature

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