Sample Classroom Observation Template

Classroom Observation Template

In addition to template below, also see our sample focus group/interview questions, survey samples, and other observation protocols.




Class Size (est.):



Degree to which teacher is employing direct instruction (circle number):

  1. Low/None (Students are working independently and/or in student groups)
  2. Medium (Some teacher direction of the entire class, but half or more of the time as above)
  3. High (Teacher-directed instruction. Lecture, presentation, etc.)

Brief Description of Classroom Activity/Lesson:




Student Groupings (single, small, large, etc.) and Interactions:




Technology (hardware and software) and/or Instructional Materials In Use:






Number of Computers in this Classroom:

Other Notes:









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Last updated, February 21, 2012