As a pedagogy student in the New School for Music Study’s Certificate Program in the late 80’s, I remember that there were four forms used in rotation for evaluating teaching. At this time I worked alongside graduate students at Westminster Choir College. Fortunately, my colleague, Tracy Grandy, has copies of the four forms used during this time. I have retyped these forms, for ease of reading. Each week in the month of September, I will post one of the forms. To access the first observation form, click on this link: Observation Guide No. 1
Observation Guide 2
This observation guide is quite different from Observation Guide No. 1. The focus here is on observing the student very closely. We know that if the student is performing with technical security, ease of reading, and musicality, the teacher is effective.
One might imagine many uses for this kind of evaluation form, for example, self-evaluation through videotaping lessons.
Observation Guide 2 (Link)
Stay tuned for our series on teaching evaluations. We will hear from Craig Sale, Sarah Ernst, Barbara Fast, and other experienced pedagogy mentors.