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Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)
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Q5 Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Lin)

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Supervision of Chinese Teachers: Using the “Walk-Through” (Q5)
Speaker: Yu-Lan Lin

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  • 1. Before, During and After the “Walk-Through” for a School Visit Dr. Yu-Lan Lin World Languages Program Director Boston Public Schools [email_address]
  • 2. Preparation
    • Formal/informal observation
    • Notify the teacher
    • Set a time to meet the teacher
    • Prepare to share your expectations
    • Prepare an instrument for WT
  • 3. Pre-WT Conference
    • Request the following evidence:
    • -Use of standards-based instruction
    • -syllabus
    • -Rubrics for Assessment
    • -feedback approach
    • -daily lesson plan
    • Explain the procedure: snap shot vs. album
  • 4. On the “Walk-Through” Day
    • Be on time for the “Walk-Through”
    • Bring a watch with the minute indicator
    • No interaction with the T or Sts
    • Stay for the entire period
  • 5. In the Classroom
    • Learning objectives
    • Agenda for the day
    • District/school requirements:
    • classroom rules,
    • homework assignments;
    • grading policy
    • Student work
    • Visual materials
    • Arrangement of furniture
  • 6. Start-Up Activity
    • Students engaged in a 5-10 minute start-up exercise, e.g. writing characters
    • Teacher articulated the objectives and agenda for the class
    • Students engaged in brief warm-up and review exercises
  • 7. Instructional Activities (1)
    • The teacher:
    • Used Chinese in class extensively
    • Encouraged the students to use Chinese
    • Provided varied activities for students to communicate in Chinese
    • Kept students focused and engaged in class activities
  • 8. Instructional Activities (2)
    • Balanced time for four skills
    • Four language skills were practiced in contextualized settings
    • Incorporated culture in the instruction
    • Addressed student learning styles
    • The teacher used authentic materials
  • 9. Non-Communicative Activities
    • Excessive practice on pinyin and 4 tones
    • Drilling characters mechanically
    • Copying characters without context
    • Practice new voc by filling in the blanks
    • Students take turn making sentences
    • Have students memorize dialogues
    • Use textbook and follow workbook exercises that are de-contextualized
  • 10. Student-centered Activities
    • The teacher:
    • Used a variety of student groupings
    • Included performance-based tasks
    • Used a balance of teacher and student-centered activities
    • Students engaged in tasks that reflected higher-order cognitive skills
  • 11. Assessment
    • The teacher:
    • Used informal assessment in class
    • Used effective questioning techniques
    • Designed summative assessment
    • Had students assess their own progress
    • Used rubrics to guide their performance-based tasks
    • Teacher provided feedback
    • Students used class time to share and learn from one another
  • 12. Post-WT Conference
    • Prepare a written report within a week
    • Share the report with teacher
    • State the positive aspects
    • Identify the area of improvements
    • Make constructive suggestions
    • Revisit the teacher to monitor the area of improvements

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