Observation Checklist for
Monitoring Cafeteria – Johnson Street
Observer:__________________________ Common Area:___Cafeteria____
Date: ________ Time Observed:________________
Look for: Your Observations:
Are there STRUCTURAL VARIABLES that don’t
promote appropriate student behavior?
Do procedures adequately provide for quick
and smooth student movement?
Are there any physical obstacles that impede
student movement (e.g., lockers, doors, etc.)?
Any clock and/or bell malfunctions?
Rate how many students exhibited the following Rating Choices: 5 = All students met expectations
4 = All but a few students met expectations
EXPECTED STUDENT BEHAVIORS from the 3 = Most students met expectations
2 = About half the students met expectations
common area policy: 1 = Most students did not meet expectations
NA =Not applicable expectation for this policy
Displayed appropriate pace/speed when Pace/Speed _____ Comments:
Appropriate Area _____ Comments:
Stayed in appropriate areas of the cafeteria
Arrived on time to designated location Arrived on Time _____ Comments:
Displayed designated voice levels
Voice Levels _____ Comments:
In serving line
At the table Talking with peers ____ Comments:
Talked to classmates only on left, right and
across from Stayed seated _____ Comments:
Stayed seated until given permission to leave
Table expectations: _____ Comments:
Followed table expectations (table manners)
Were respectful towards peers – used kind Peer Respectful _____ Comments:
words, no put downs
Adult Respectful _____ Comments:
Were respectful towards adults
Responded appropriately when corrected Took Correction _____ Comments:
Left tables and floors clean
Tables and floor clean _____ Comments:
Demonstrated expected line behaviors when
Line Behaviors _____ Comments:
Look for: Your Observations:
Supervision Arrangements and Behaviors
1. Were there enough supervisors for the area?
2. Did the supervisor(s):
Arrived on time?
Actively scanned and supervise the area?
Sat with their classes?
If appropriate, moved around the area?
Used cup system?
Proactively engaged students before
Responded to all misbehavior?
3. Were the supervisor(s) encouraging?
Greeted many students in a positive and
Gave descriptive positive feedback?
Observed more positive interactions (non-
contingent + positive feedback) than
negative interactions (goal is 4:1)?
4. How did supervisor(s) correct misbehavior?
Consistently corrected misbehavior from
Responded unemotionally and avoid power
Used a calm, quiet, and respectful tone
and a supportive stance when correcting?
Avoided publicly humiliating students?
Use an instructional approach when
correcting misbehavior –i.e., stating the
rule for the student, or having the student
state the rule, or having the student
demonstrate the correct behaviors?
Used a variety of appropriate
consequences for different misbehaviors
(e.g., time owed, positive practice, etc.).