The Behaviorally-Anchored Review Scale (BARS)

 

 

Lesson Plan

 

Objectives

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] Objectives were behaviorally-based, clearly stated and posted. If necessary, they were adjusted to meet the stated needs of the audience.

Objectives were clearly defined and were aligned with the advertised description. The presenter reviewed them at the beginning of the class.

Needs work on:

Comments:

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                                                                        [----------- 2--------- ]  Much of my understanding of objectives grew as I learned in the class. This is more a comment about me than the class.

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                                       10 Don’t recall review of objective @ every class

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                                                                             14   I had no idea what they were. Would have been good to do a mid-course review.

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Warm-up

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] Warm up exercises were linked to the topic and got people thinking about it. It was clear that the exercise was designed for this particular class.

Warm up exercise broke the ice and made attendees comfortable with each other, the presenter and the topic. A sense of mutual safety was created.

Needs work on:

Comments:

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                                                        [-------- 2------ ]  The check-in, changing to meet needs as the weeks went on- was very good.

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                                                                        10 Warm up exercises was basically check in- don’t recall others.

No mark for 11. Comment was: Not sure about this. The initial check-ins usually served the purpose of putting us in a “comfortable” space.

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14 was built through the check-ins and check-outs.

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Needs Assessment

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] the assessment was clearly used to modify the content and/or presentation of the class. Presenter kept track of results to ensure that attendee needs were addressed.

Presenter solicited the comments and needs of the attendees in order to assess their knowledge base. Questions outside the scope of the class were handled in a respectful manner.

Needs work on:

Comments:

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                                            [------ 2----- ]  Needs arose during and after classes. Needs were considered, discussed and collectively worked with the whole group where appropriate.

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                    10            Very close attention to what was going on in class and modified as needed.

No mark for 11. Comment was “not sure.”

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scope; appropriate classroom discussion

14 presenter was incredibly responsive to student needs

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Presentation

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] the presentation was useful for a variety of learning styles and intelligences. Attendees were engaged and challenged in a safe and supportive environment.

The presentation was focused on the subject. The information was relevant to the attendees’ needs and previous knowledge. Digressions from the topic were respectfully steered back to the subject.

Needs work on:

Comments:

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                                                                     10 Would have liked more presentations.

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                                                                                                        [------------- 13----------- ] more step by step presentation of Nathanson content

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Practice

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] exercises were clearly designed for a variety of learning styles and intelligences.

There were exercises that reinforced the presentation. Exercises were challenging, but not threatening.

Needs work on:

Comments:

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                                                                                         10   Not very many interactive exercises.

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no mark for 13

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Interactivity

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] class was clearly designed to be interactive between attendees and btw. attendees & presenter. Attendees were solicited for ideas, development of the agenda and feedback during the class.

Throughout the class, interactions between presenter & attendees were handled respectfully. During practice, presenter assessed the learning.

Needs work on:

Comments:

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                                         [-------- 2------ ]  Could have used 2 classes on Non-defensive communication- even a whole course!!

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Recap

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] the presenter used different language to reinforce the material. The recap was rooted in the class objectives.

Presenter reviewed the lesson material in order to reinforce it.

Needs work on:

Comments:

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                                                                          10      Mostly done; not always recapped as I recall. Don’t recall this specifically (arrow pointing to “used different language”)

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Time Management

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] the presenter kept the group focused on the topic. Sidetracked conversations were respectfully redirected to the topic.

The presenter managed their time in order to allow adequate coverage of lesson.

Needs work on:

Comments:

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                     11 The material was so engaging that the class rarely, if ever, deviated from the topic of discussion. We could have done better with starting and ending on time.

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Speaking Skills

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] the presenter used a variety of speaking styles, modifying pitch, tone, body language and volume in order to keep attention and appeal to a variety of learning styles.

The presenter’s speaking style was engaging, kept peoples’ attention and clear. Body language was relaxed and confident.

Needs work on:

Comments:

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                       14         considering the subject, an outstanding job. The presenter may wish to consider acting lessons to add a little more variety to tone and pitch.

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Sexuality Information

 

Language

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] the language used invited disclosure by modeling receptivity to all sexualities and issues. If necessary, the presenter confronted someone regarding their language. Presenter’s language reflected the attendees’.

The presenter modeled non-biased language at all times. If attendees used biased language, the presenter reframed their comments/questions before responding.

Needs work on:

Comments:

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      10 Excellently done. Diversity affirmed @ all levels.

No mark for 11. Comment was “Not sure I’m comfortable with the embedded assumption that language policing is “good.” Perhaps rather than “confronting” people’s word choices, a more productive response would be to engage them in conversation about what they intend to communicate.”

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Accuracy

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] the presenter suggested alternative sources for issues outside their scope of knowledge and solicited information from other attendees.

The information presented was generally considered accurate by sex educators. Opinions and theories were clearly labeled as such. The presenter made the limits of their information clear

Needs work on:

Comments:

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Sex-Positivity

 

 

 

 

[In addition to acceptable,] the presenter challenged attendees’ attitudes towards other peoples’ sexualities. If necessary, the presenter addressed erotophobia by affirming people’s beliefs while redirecting misinformation.

The presenter modeled supportive attitudes towards diverse sexualities.

Needs work on:

Comments:

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                                                               9 Charlie did an outstanding job in presenting complex material in an understandable way by engaging the class and creating a safe culture. This is one of the best instructors I have ever had- and I’m a doctoral student.

           10         Charlie, I don’t recall very much, if any, erotophobia in the class, but I felt very safe that if there were, you would have dealt with it effectively.

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14 Overall, what a truly wonderful job you did. I hope that the 2 suggestions I’ve made in no way detract from your understanding of the respect and gratitude I have for you.

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