Good, Better, Best…….
About that list of 21st-century self-appraisal indices we spoke about, here’s a simple list to quickly refer to and appraise yourself as a teacher…..
1•Designing Learning Experiences For Children
~Uses textbooks and other relevant documents while planning
~Plans lessons adequately.
~Collects and prepares relevant teaching/learning instructional aids.
2•Knowledge and Understanding of Subject Matter
~Uses appropriate examples when teaching.
~Uses knowledge of the subject in such a way as to meet the diverse learning needs of children.
~Uses knowledge of the subject for completing entire Syllabus within the specified time•
~Corrects errors made by students.
3•Strategies For Subject Delivery
~Uses available space in the classroom and school adequately, making proper use of equipment, arranging them appropriately for different classroom experiences.
~Maintains cleanliness and safety of children in his/her care.
~Displays teaching/learning material in the classroom for ready use.
~Displays work of students in classroom/school.
~Encourages self-discipline, punctuality, and regularity.
~Acts immediately to address problems of discipline such as bullying, abuse etc.
~Treats all children in a fair and consistent Manner.
~Does not resort to physical punishment and mental harassment of children.
~Identifies irregular students and makes effort to improve their attendance.
~Uses child-centered activity-based learning strategies.
~Provides an opportunity for all children’s participation in discovery, exploration, and experimentation.
a) With Students
~Acknowledges students’ responses and encourages their participation with praise and rewards.
~Responds to students’ verbal and non-verbal cues.
~Encourages children to question.
~Listens to children patiently.
~Uses simple language in Communication Skills Assessment and Feedback
~Demonstrates legible writing.
~Exhibits concern, care, and respect for the students while communicating verbally/non-
~Assesses student learning and provides immediate feedback for improving learning and
~Maintains student profile of learning and Performance (record of different tests/assignments/written work/Projects, and all Class Records.)
~Easily approachable to students (without inspiring fear or hesitation).
b) With Colleagues
~Shows respect towards colleagues•
~Appreciates other colleagues for their contribution
~Cooperates and collaborates with the members of staff in conducting school activities.
c ) With Parents and the Community
~Involves parents when organizing different activities and programmes in the school.
~Maintains a cordial relationship with the community by greeting, smiling, being respectful,
5• Professional Development
~Updates subject knowledge through self-study and general furthering of studies.
~Participates in in-service education programmes.
~Brings Innovation and Creativity to bear in teaching/learning.
6• School Development
~Contributes to the Planning of school activities•
~Takes responsibility for organizing school functions like Morning Assembly, Cultural
programmes, Sports and Games, the celebration of National Days, etc, as well as the smooth running of school activities.
~Attends school regularly and on time.
~Arrives and leaves the school premises as at when due.