In this blog we have suggested that a mentor teacher needs to possess three sets of core skills and practices in his or her repertoire:
1. Social or relationship competencies
2. Competencies in internal and external reflection
3. Skills in applying different observational tools
There is a multitude of observation instruments from which a mentor teacher can choose. We have selected a few that are user friendly. The first one we will share is the Sample On-Task Observation Form. It is depicted at the top of this post.
Purpose for the Observation Instrument
How the Observational
Instrument Is Used
Sample-On Task Observation Form
To identify the on-and off-task behavior of each student in the class over a period of time. This instrument can be used to observe individual students, groups of students, or all the students in a class.
· Student's name is recorded in each rectangle
· At designated times, the observer records the behavior of each student: A= On Task
B= Out of seat
C= Talking to a classmate
D= Playing around
E= Out of the room
· The mentor and the mentee are encouraged to modify the meaning of each letter.
On the next post we will share a Sample Teacher to Student and Student to Student Verbal Flow Form.