Student teachers were critiqued on their appearance, social efficiency and teaching efficiency. The critic teacher added some general remarks and gave a rating:
- E = excellent
- F = fair
- G = good
- V.G. = very good
Student teacher reviews exist for all grades and disciplines offered at the WKU Training School. This one is for student Nell Jones:
Name of student – Nell Jones
Date – Jan. 23, 1920
Grade – First
Teacher of grade – Golda Johnson
Subjects taught – Health, Construction, Arithmetic, Reading, Language, Writing.
Personal appearance and personality –
Neat, tasteful, attractive.
Neatness in all work – Very neat.
Discipline – comparatively strong.
Tact – average
Influence upon children –
Very wholesome, children love her
Daily preparation – Good
General scholarship and culture –
Average altho her limited training in method prevented her best work.
Professional zeal and enthusiasm –
Marked degree shown.
Power of cooperating – Good
Ability to take suggestions –
Takes suggestions freely.
Individual peculiarities, special points of strength or weakness –
Shows some originality
Gains and holds attention of class well
Seems to love the work
Rating – Good
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Warren County