Critical Evaluation Of The Classroom

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1. At the end of the lesson, elicit from the students the stages/activities of the lesson and write them on the board.
2. Ask students to copy down the stages and award 0-3 points for how useful they thought each stage was (0 = not useful, 3 = very useful) and then ask them to award 0-3 points for how enjoyable they thought each stage was (0 = not enjoyable, 3 = very enjoyable).
3. Ask students to write a comment for each stage and give some examples e.g.
• I want to do more of this
• The explanation was very difficult. I did not understand it
• We did too much pairwork
4. Put students in groups of 3 to discuss their answers.
5. Collect the scores and comments, read them after class and compare them with your own perceptions of the class.
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If the lesson was meaningful and enjoyable and what part of lesson was better or worse. In addition, some students may offer key points on specific activities which were too long or short or not enjoyable. This feedback would definitely help the teacher plan accordingly in the future. By having in mind what students have said in the feedback form.
• The learners may feel motivated to have the opportunity to give feedback on the teaching /lesson. They may feel more part of the process and will be more willing to study and will increase motivation as well.
• This feedback can help modify the content and delivery of the course e.g. content, activities, language, what to include that is missing in the course.
• This also may give the teacher a clear picture on how students feel about his class. A teacher doesn’t always know what his learners want.
• This can promote teacher confidence if the feedback is positive. For example, students like the stages of the lesson and enjoy it.
• It can help identify what type of students are in the classroom, for example, kinesthetic, visual, Auditory etc.
• It shows the learner/teacher while something is enjoyable it may not be useful and vice
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• It raises learners’ awareness on what they have done and learnt during the lesson
• This feedback will provide the teacher with an opportunity to reflect on his teaching.
• By comparing students feedback with his own, the teacher is allowed to see if he is meeting the students’ expectations. As a teacher, it is important to know your students’ expectation and needs.
• By asking students to write a comment the teacher may receive information he may not has considered when he planned the class e.g. learners’ age, like/dislikes, type of intelligences etc.
• This practice will give learners the opportunity to share and compare their opinions about the lesson. This will help learners understand and perhaps have some empathy that is no always easy for the teacher to plan a lesson.
• It is important to focus on enjoyment in learning as well as usefulness because the combination of the two make learning more effective.
• This activity will provide the opportunity for speaking practice.

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