A formal observation was conducted on a tenure history teacher, using the McRel Evaluation tool. Prior to the evaluation, the teacher met with the administrator to discuss the lesson objective and talk about the dynamics and make-up of the classroom. This classroom is a 9th grade inclusion classroom, consisting of a total of 21 students, ten with individual education programs. There are two teachers in the classroom, a general education teacher and a special education teacher. The teacher observed was the general education teacher.
The lesson objective is, the student will be able to define the electoral college and determine how many electoral votes each of the states is appointed. The lesson consisted of the use of technology, with each student accessing the internet on their laptop, as well as a displayed interactive electoral map displaced in the classroom. Both teachers were active in circulating the room the get the students started on the activity.
The administrator and myself entered the classroom after the warm-up. We observed the lesson using a form that recaps the five standards of the McRel Evaluation Tool. I began by simply recording what I was observing in the classroom. For example, I took notes on the activity, the explanations to the students, and the transitions from one activity to another. In addition, I observed the classroom environment, the set-up of the room, the visuals, decorations, and the procedures that were established in the classroom. I also observed the relationship between the teacher and the students.
I learned many valuable lessons during this observation. The first is how to apply what I observed in the classroom to the McR...
... middle of paper ...
...terial, technology, and 21st century skills to name a few. This confirmed the frustration I was feeling as I was observing and writing my notes of the lesson. He went on to say, that the other standards are reflected from evidence the teacher uploads as well as documentation the administration can review, for example, grade book, lesson plans. Referrals among others.
As I reflect on this activity, I find comfort in the safety of observing this lesson with my administrator. What I mean is, I can form my opinion within the confines of it not affecting anyone’s performance. This is an invaluable lesson as a future leader in the school. It is important to have the practice time on evaluations, as well as, observe administrators. The more time I spend with the evaluation tool my district uses, the better prepared I will be when I have a leadership position in my district.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- According to Gipps (1994), assessment can be defined as the use of a wide range of methods used for evaluating performance, attainment and needs, including formal testing and examinations, practical and oral assessment and classroom based assessment and observation. Assessment strategies can be described as a process that organises actions and ideas, usually in a step-by-step fashion, which help to guide practitioners in carrying out an assessment. Assessment can be categorised into formative, summative, diagnostic and evaluative.... [tags: classroom, dignostic, observation]
1411 words (4 pages)
- Confidential The names in this Observation Report have been changed to protect the privacy of the parents and the child. Student’s Name : Calvin Sex : Male Place of Observation : Inside the classroom of County Preschool. Time of Observation : In the morning, 10.30 a.m. and it was a sunny day. General View : • The classroom was pretty well organized ( clean, tidy and many facilities inside such as books, games, a computer and so on ) • It was a pretty large group in the class, 13 children were there and the teacher was present as well.... [tags: Direct Observation Report 2014]
1000 words (2.9 pages)
- Description of the Lesson The lesson was a living history tour of the Desert Queen Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. The goal of the tour is to show how life and work was like during the height of the ranch in 1939. To do this, the tour utilized two park rangers, one who explained the process of the tour and the other who presented the ranch as if it were 1939. The first ranger gave some background knowledge of the ranch and some interesting tidbits on the state of the world in 1939, such as the Best Picture Gone With the Wind and war in both Europe and Asia.... [tags: Self-Reflection]
1029 words (2.9 pages)
- Lesson Observation Critique Description of the Lesson I observed a living history tour of the Desert Queen Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. The goal of the tour is to show how life and work was like during the height of the ranch in 1939. To do this, two park rangers led the tour. The first ranger explained the process of the tour and provided background information. The second ranger the ranch as if it were 1939. To begin the rout, the first ranger gave some background knowledge about the ranch and how it came into the hands of the National Park Services.... [tags: Education]
1373 words (3.9 pages)
- My third observation of the semester took place on October 28th, 2016. Normally, I send my lesson to Mr. Romm a couple days ahead of time, so that Mr. Romm can look at the lesson and provide feedback. Mr. Romm told me that I needed to adapt my lesson for Friday, October 28th, after the phone conversation with him. Mr. Romm wanted to see some sort of formal assessment showing him that all the students are comprehending and following along in the text, Of Mice and Men. Before the class began to listen to chapter three, students took part in a Kahoot to prepare for their quiz and then proceeded to take their quiz on the chapter five vocabulary words.... [tags: Education, Teacher, Question, School]
947 words (2.7 pages)
- The growing numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. schools require specialized instruction in order to succeed academically and become proficient in English. Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, commonly known as SIOP, is one method of providing that instruction. SIOP is the product of several research studies conducted over the past fifteen years by two researchers, Dr. Jana Echevarria and Dr. Deborah J. Short (Echevarria, Short, & Powers, 2006) and is a method to help ESL and content teachers meet the needs of their linguistically diverse students.... [tags: Language ]
3140 words (9 pages)
- On January 22, 2016 I interviewed and observed Mr. Whittington classroom during his literacy block time. Mr. Whittington shared that this is his second years teaching the third grade at Our lady of Charity School. The school is a private school located at 3620 S 57th Court, Cicero, Il 60804, and the school serve students from Pre-K through 8th grade. Mr. Whittington classroom consists of 21 students; 10 boys and 11 girls, and according to Mr. Whittington 50% of his students are bilingual. Mr. Whittington is a teacher holding a B.A in Elementary education.... [tags: Education, Knowledge, Teacher, Reading]
704 words (2 pages)
- ... This suggests that if an individual has a high level of motivation to learn, then it could lead to a higher learning performance. Therefore, in classes, teachers should support individuals on making lessons and homework’s comprehensible to pupils. Weinert, Scharder and Helmke, (1989, Cited in Seidel and Shavelson, 2007) stated that these types of characteristics within teachers are believed to influence the students’ interest and involvement during lessons and to promote learning on a higher and more influential level that can maximise the students learning abilities.... [tags: youth centers]
1318 words (3.8 pages)
- 4.1 Observation The key issue with using the observation method, is the ability for the person to contaminate the outcome due to the recognisable difficulty for a person being observed to act naturally (Delahaye 2011). In order for the observer to gain an understanding of the skill levels and identify the gaps, a structured approach with the investigator developing a set of activities for the staff member to perform will provide relevant data for interpretation. 4.2 Organisation records Organisational records are an extension of the surveillance stage.... [tags: Management, Organization, Skill]
1538 words (4.4 pages)
- On his most recent progress report (5/24/16) for his IEP, Kaleb made some progress towards his reading and writing goals. However, more time was needed to meet his goals. His current present levels indicate that Kaleb’s reading and written language levels are below average compared to same-aged peers. Kaleb’s present levels indicate that his Level of Performance is deficient and did not adequately improve in response to intervention and special education support. Current intervention services include: 150 minutes per week of direct reading instruction in the resource room classroom, 50 minutes per week of direct written language instruction in the resource room classroom, 50 minutes per week... [tags: Reading, Writing, Reading comprehension]
1357 words (3.9 pages)