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Tips for teachers for slideshare

  1. 1. Tips For Classroom Teachers To Earn “Excellent” Rating Dr. Richard Voltz, Associate Director Illinois Association of School Administrators
  2. 2. Do you believe students of today learn differently?What effect has technology had on student learning?Are there more distractions today?
  3. 3. A Vision of Students Today Dr. Wesch Video
  4. 4. Teacher Quotes
  5. 5. “Teachers can no longer afford to close theirdoors and hope to ‘live through’ their dog and pony show every two years.”
  6. 6. “If this is done correctly, is will improve everyteacher and student achievement will naturally increase.”
  7. 7. “We want tounderstand how wewill be measured andhow we can achieve excellence.”
  8. 8. “We don’t want thisto be about ‘got ya;” we want it to be about truly helping people improve.”
  9. 9. Are some teachers changing?
  10. 10. No more…
  11. 11. Increased observations
  12. 12. It needs to look more like a Gallop Poll, random and 10 times per cycle.
  13. 13. What are the benefits of an administrator visiting a classroom frequently?
  14. 14. The more frequently a principal visits...- The more accurate a picture of daily instruction- The safer for teachers - accurate sampling- The more thoughtful the feedback- The better the quality of instruction
  15. 15. What are the detriments of infrequent classroom observations?
  16. 16. The less frequently a principal visits aclassroom...- The more chance for an inaccurate impression- The riskier for teachers - caught in a bad moment- The more teachers do their own thing- The more teachers get into bad habits
  17. 17. The more frequently a principal visits...- The more accurate a picture of daily instruction- The safer for teachers - accurate sampling- The more thoughtful the feedback- The better the quality of instruction
  18. 18. What are the detriments of infrequent classroom observations?
  19. 19. The less frequently a principal visits aclassroom...- The more chance for an inaccurate impression- The riskier for teachers - caught in a bad moment- The more teachers do their own thing- The more teachers get into bad habits
  20. 20. What you need to do to be rated
  21. 21. As an evaluator I expect all teachers to…
  22. 22. Have high expectations for all students 2b.
  23. 23. Manage classroom procedures well 2c.
  24. 24. Manage student behavior well 2d.
  25. 25. 3c: Engaged Learning
  26. 26. Danielson definition of engaged learning… The student isintellectually engaged in the work.
  27. 27. Think about this…if you were an evaluator how would you recordevidence of student engagement?
  28. 28. Develop a definition of whatengaged learning looks like for your subject, grade level and students. Share this with your evaluator.
  29. 29. When a teacher is engaged in ateacher centered activity how can the evaluator record evidence of student engagement?
  30. 30. 3c. Engaged Learning• Virtually all students are engaged• Students take initiative to modify a learning task to make it more meaningful• Students have extensive choice on how to learn• Students are involved in group work and suggest modifications to grouping patterns• Students have reflection and closure on the lesson
  31. 31. Strategies• Small group work without teacher• Project based work• Flipped classroom approaches• Hands on assignments for students• Labs• Student decision on how to demonstrate knowledge of lesson goal• Use of group response strategies instead of individual response strategies
  32. 32. Who says lecture is right for all students?
  33. 33. Flipped ClassroomHow does this work for all learners? Video
  34. 34. 5Essentials Questions• This class really makes me think.• I’m really learning a lot in this class.
  35. 35. 3b. Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques• Use open ended questions• Encourage students to initiate higher-order questions• Use wait time to encourage (demand) all students to participate• Encourage students to ask questions• Encourage students to answer other student’s questions
  36. 36. It is the evaluator’s responsibilityto record all questions asked and categorize by level of difficulty. What does this mean for you?
  37. 37. 3b. Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques• If the teacher is checking for understanding, try to use whole group responses• Discussion occurs that allows students to talk to one another without teacher mediation• Teacher calls on students who do not volunteer
  38. 38. 5Essentials Questions• My teacher challenges me.• I have to work hard to do well in this class.• My teacher asks difficult questions on tests.• My teacher asks difficult questions in class.
  39. 39. Respect & Rapport
  40. 40. 2b. Establishing An Environment of Respect and Rapport• Teacher demonstrates knowledge and caring about students’ lives beyond school• Teacher and students are uniformly respectful to each other• There is no disrespectful behavior• Teacher greets students as they enter room and makes contact with individual students when leaving the room
  41. 41. What does having highexpectations for all students mean for you? How do you demonstrate this in your teaching?
  42. 42. Do you ever think that some students can’t,won’t or don’t want to learn?
  43. 43. What do you do about it?
  44. 44. 5Essentials• My teacher helps me catch up if I am behind.• My teacher is willing to give extra help on schoolwork if I need it.• My teacher notices if I have trouble learning something.• My teacher gives me specific suggestions about how I can improve my work in this class.• My teacher explains things in a different way if I don’t understand something in class.
  45. 45. 5Essential Questions• My teacher expects everybody to work hard.• My teacher expects me to do my best all the time.• My teacher wants us to become better thinkers, not just memorize things.
  46. 46. 5Essentials Questions• I feel it is important to come to school every day.• I feel it is important to pay attention in class.• I think that doing homework is important.• I try hard to get good grades.• This class really makes me think.• I’m really learning a lot in this class.
  47. 47. Student Motivation• I usually look forward to this class.• I work hard to do my best in this class.• Sometimes I get so interested in my work I don’t want to stop.• The topics we are studying are interesting and challenging.
  48. 48. 3a. Communicating With Students
  49. 49. It is critical that nocontent errors are made when communicating with students.
  50. 50. Communicating with students• Teacher points out possible areas of misunderstanding• Teacher states clearly what the students will be learning not what they are to do• Teacher uses metaphors and analogies to explain content clearly• All students understand the presentation• Teacher invites students to explain the content
  51. 51. 3d. Using Assessment In Instruction
  52. 52. Formative Assessment• Teacher is sophisticated and continuous in monitoring student understanding during the instructional process• Teacher makes appropriate adjustments as needed• Feedback is specific and timely• Students monitor their own understanding
  53. 53. Summative Assessment• Students clearly understand what they are to learn• Teacher has a plan for those students who do not learn and those who already know• Teacher differentiates assessment• Teacher takes into account needs of each student• Feedback is provided for all assessments
  54. 54. 5Essentials Questions• I learn a lot from feedback on my work.• It’s clear to me what I need to do to get a good grade.• The work we do in class is good preparation for the test.• The homework assignments help me to learn the course material.• I know what my teacher wants me to learn in this class.
  55. 55. 4a. Reflection on Teaching
  56. 56. Do you engage in reflectionabout your teaching?
  57. 57. We learn by thinkingabout what we do.
  58. 58. Reflective questions
  59. 59. “If you had a chance todo it over, would you do it the same or differently?”
  60. 60. • What do you want students to know and be able to do?• How will you know if students know and are able to do it?• What will you do with students who do not get it?• What will you do with students who already know it?
  61. 61. 4d. Participating in aProfessional Community
  62. 62. PLC• Teacher regularly participates and leads professional discussions• Teacher has supportive and collaborative relationships with colleagues• Teacher volunteers
  63. 63. 4c. Communicating with Families
  64. 64. Families• Teacher communicates with families on a regular basis• Students develop materials to share with parents about what is happening in class• Teacher maintains accurate records• Students maintain their own records and share with families
  65. 65. Planning & Preparation• Teacher demonstrates knowledge of content• Teacher demonstrates knowledge of students• Teacher teaches to district curriculum• Teacher plans for differentiated instruction• Teacher plans for questions• Teacher predicts student stumbling blocks and plans accordingly

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