How to know when you've taught a great lesson!
How well did you just do in your teaching presentation? If you are realistic, you will know if you did well or not, though it may not always be clear immediately exactly why. And that's not very useful, is it? If you are not sure, or if you are like most of us and want to find out how you could have done better and how you can and will do better next time, the following Presentation Checklist will impart to you all the information you will need to know. Please understand that if you have not had teacher training yet, you will certainly have missed out on some of the great ways we have of improving ourselves in the areas we are rating ourselves on below!
Note, however, that it doesn't matter how experienced we are or how well trained we are as teachers, we all need to evaluate our own performances from time to time. And if you are new and inexperienced teachers (at least at teaching EFL or ESL), it is absolutely imperative to rate your performances, not only for the benefit of your students, but also to ensure that you will qualify for the best paying jobs available! Okay, ready? Here goes ....!
A PRESENTATION CHECKLIST
|1. Voice||(1 to 10)|
|A. Loud and clear speech||____________|
|D. Rate of speech||____________|
|E. Articulation (pronunciation)||____________|
|F. Stress (emphasis)||____________|
|G. Fillers (hesitancy)||____________|
|2. Organization of the Presentation||____________|
|3. Coordinated body movement / body language||____________|
|5. Eye contact||____________|
|6. Facial expression||____________|
|7. Hand gestures||____________|
|8. Minimum of 2 visual aids (variety, color)||____________|
|9. Time control||____________|
|10. Environment: seating, lighting, air, temperature||____________|
|11. Logic and flow||____________|
|12. Questioning technique: to and from||____________|
|13. Effective use of aids||____________|
|16. Pleasing (not bad or distracting) mannerisms||____________|
|18. Class control||____________|
|20. Firm, fair and friendly impression||____________|
|of possible 260 (Divide total above by this number) =||____________|
|Multiply result above times 100 = Score||__________%|
do some work on improving your presentations!
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