Teacher Evaluation

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Schools should ask students to evaluate their teachers. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    • Have you ever evaluated a teacher?
    • What are some benefits of students evaluating their teachers?
    • What are some negative consequences of students evaluating their teachers?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
assessment (n) the evaluation of something
The students were required to complete an assessment of the teacher’s performance over the year.
ability (n) talent, skill or proficiency in an area
He knew he had the ability to teach well.
talented (adj) having a natural aptitude
Ever since she was in student teaching, she knew she was talented in communicating information to others.
judgmental (adj) displaying an excessively critical point of view
She had a few students in her class who she knew would be very judgmental of her teaching performance.
evaluate (v) form an idea of something
The teacher didn’t enjoy when his students had to evaluate him, but he knew it was part of the job.
review (v) examine or assess something formally
Each year, they had to review what they had learned in each unit.
look over (expression) to review
Before he turned in the assessment, he looked over his answers.
advise against (expression) to recommend not doing something
Her friends advised against giving the teacher a poor review as she had helped them get better at writing.
come across (expression) to appear, seem as
The teacher came across as kind and encouraging.
draw a blank (expression) unable to come up with an answer
When the student was asked how he improved in school, he drew a blank and was unable to answer.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.”
― Unknown

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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