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Any company that provides comprehensive safety training to their workers needs to know that the individuals providing that training are doing so effectively. Therefore, it becomes necessary to evaluate instructors occasionally.
One excellent evaluation method is by conducting a regular teacher observation to gauge their performance. Here’s what you should know about how to conduct a teacher observation effectively.
While the subject matter that your instructor is teaching will differ from course to course and even day to day, there are universal things you should look for whenever conducting a teacher observation. We’ve compiled a detailed list of elements to evaluate, which includes how they present course materials, how student interaction is handled, and how much facility they have with the source material. Here’s even more detail for you to consider during your own observations.
For organizational skills, teachers should be observed to see if they are:
For curriculum presentation, teachers need to be observed for:
For student interaction, teachers should be observed demonstrating:
Finally, teachers be observed demonstrating their expertise in the following ways:
After you’ve initially observed your instructor and taken careful notes of their performance, summarize your findings to create an overall evaluation of their performance. Keep the answers to specific questions in mind and detail the instructor’s strengths, noting any weaknesses that need improvement, and how effective they were as an instructor overall. If there are previous observations on record, compare their performance over time to see if there have been any notable changes since the last evaluation.
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