How To …. Evaluate The Teachers During A School Meeting

(Reading time: 2 - 3 minutes)

This form which follows has been designed to be filled in by the manager or the director of studies in a Language School at the end of any teachers’ meeting or after a number of meetings taking into consideration each participant separately.

 

 

The form aims at providing a clear picture of each participant’s contribution and level of performance during the meeting in question.

Please, note that ‘1’ should be considered as the lowest mark for each action and ‘6’ the highest and it should be done for each participant separately.

 

Task Functions

1. Initiating: starting up discussion, proposing
expertise, and adding personal experience
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
2. Information giving: giving facts, providing
expertise, and adding personal experience
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
3. Opinion giving: stating opinions and beliefs
about the topic of discussion

1 2 3 4 5 6
 

4. Information seeking: giving facts, providing
expertise and personal experience
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
 5. Opinion seeking: eliciting opinions and
beliefs about the topic in question
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
 6. Orienting: focusing the group’s attention on
the direction the discussion is taking
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
7. Opinion giving: stating opinions and beliefs
about the topic
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
8. Elaborating: building on other contributions,
expanding in with examples and further points
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
 9. Feasibility testing: analyzing the workability
of ideas
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
 Team Functions
 
10. Encouraging: encouraging participation,
being responsive and accepting to
contributions, bringing in quieter members
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
11. Harmonising: conciliating differences in
points of view
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
12. Tension relieving: keeping an easy
atmosphere by joking, suggesting breaks etc.
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
 13. Standard settings: keeping the group to its
agreed standards in objectives and procedures
 1 2 3 4 5 6
 
14. Responsive listening: acting as an interested
audience and responding to ideas
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
Other Functions: (please specify)
 
15. ……………………………………………………………………………….
 
1 2 3 4 5 6
16. ……………………………………………………….…………………
 
1 2 3 4 5 6
Do you think any important functions were not performed in today’s group work?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
 
If so, are they functions which you could take on yourself?
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
 
Do you feel that you made progress in any particular functions today?
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
 

Biodata
Akis Davanellos has been a school owner and Practitioner Teacher for twenty three years and he holds an MA in ELT from the University of Warwick. He has written a number of articles in local and international journals and he has worked for international and local publishing companies presenting professional and commercial seminars and courses. He has also been involved in forthcoming book evaluations and piloting. He is the initiator and the main materials designer of the IGUANA PROJECT publishing house, the initiator of the Iguana Project Educational Support System for schools (I.P.E.S.S.). He has also developed the ‘e-enilikes’ method for adult education and various e-learning programs for distant learning.

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