How
School Principals can evaluate in one period.
1
Principal enters classroom five minutes after
the lesson has begun.
2 In the
next two or three minutes, principal
looks for :  established routines
 minimal confusion
 clearly communicated directives
3 What the
Principal wants to observe :
 Do the students know what to do?
 Are instructions on the board?
 Are all materials readily available?
 Do the students know what to do when completing assignment?
 Is the classroom climate orderly and businesslike?
 Did instruction begin within seven minutes?
4 The last
five minutes :
 Does the period end with a clear explanation of homework expectations?
 Are the students engaged in learning?
 Are the students who have finished early going on to the next task?
 Is the climate orderly and businesslike?
 Is the teacher monitoring seat work?
 Is the transition to the next class/period smooth?
5 If
students are reading :
 Principal asks student to read a paragraph. If students makes more
than five errors, the text
is too difficult.
 Principal asks student to explain what he/she is doing.
