The Best Teacher I Ever Had Was…
0 Think of the best teacher you’ve ever had.
Why do you call her/him “The Best”?
What characteristics make that person stand out in
0 Write 1 characteristic per sticky-note in a word or
short phrase <Silent Activity – 3 minutes>
0 Sort these characteristics into the 4 domains &
discuss <Group activity – 5 minutes>
0 Debrief the process <Whole-Group activity>
0 Read your group’s summary silently, taking notes as you
go. <Silent Activity – 5 minutes>
0 Number off by 4 & join groups by number
0 All 1s together, all 2s together, etc.
0 Discuss your group’s summary. <Small Groups – 5 minutes>
What stands out to you and why?
Did you notice or miss something others did not?
0 Return to tables, teach your summary to the others, and
learn about their summaries, too!
0 Discuss, then debrief the process
0 Self-select 1 of the Common Themes to
read (pages 32-38)
0 Think As You Read: <Silent Activity – 3 minutes>
How do you/could you incorporate this theme
into the work you do in each of the 4 Domains?
0 Discuss these ideas with others who selected
the same Common Theme. <Small Groups – 5
0 Report out & discuss with the whole group
0 On Your Own
Read about Domains 1 & 2
0 Together We Will:
Analyze Characteristics of Danielson’s Rubrics
Self-Select Goals for Challenge Areas
February 18, 2012
3:45 pm, Board Room