Domain 1: Planning and Preparation
Domain 2: The Classroom Environment
Domain 3: Instruction
Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities
100
Mr. S. distributes a list of summer reading materials that would help prepare his 6th graders’ transition to middle school.
What is 1d Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources?
100
Mr. A uses a familiar timing devise, (his 3-2-1 bell signal) to alert students to return to their desks.
What is 2c Managing Classroom Procedures?
100
Students are given a task to do independently, then to discuss with a table group, and then to report out from each table.
What is 3c Engaging Students in Learning?
100
At the end of the lesson Mr. F says, “I guess that went okay.”
What is 4a Reflecting on Teaching?
200
Ms. H knows that some of her students have IEPs, but they’re so long that she hasn’t read them yet.
What is 1b Demonstrating Knowledge of Students?
200
Ms. D says, “This idea is really important! It’s central to our understanding of history.”
What is 2b Establishing a Culture for Learning?
200
Students offer feedback to their classmates on their work.
What is 3d Using Assessment in Instruction?
200
Mr. B is the basketball coach, and is usually willing to chaperone the 9th grade dance because he knows all of his players will be there.
What is 4d Participating in a Professional Community?
300
After the cooperative group lesson, students will reflect on their participation and make suggestions for new group arrangements in the future.
What is 1e Designing Coherent Instruction
300
The students clap and cheer enthusiastically after one another’s presentations.
What is 2a Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport?
300
Mrs. A asks, “Michael, can you comment on Mary’s idea?” and Michael responds directly to Mary.
What is 3b Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques?
300
Mrs. E creates a monthly progress report, which is sent home with each student.
What is 4c Communicating with Families?
400
Mr. J’s students will write a rubric for their final project on the benefits of solar energy; Mr. J has shown them several sample rubrics, and they will refer to those as they create a rubric of their own.
What is 1f Designing Student Assessments
400
The students ask whether they can shift the furniture to better suit the differing needs of small-group work and large-group discussion.
What is 2e Organizing Physical Space?
400
Mrs. C says, “Let’s try this way,” and then uses another approach.
What is 3e Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness?
400
When asked about their progress in a class, a student proudly shows her data file and can explain how the documents indicate her progress toward learning goals.
What is 4b Maintaining Accurate Records?
500
Mr. A reviews the project expectations and modifies some goals so they are in line with students’ IEP objectives.
What is 1b Demonstrating Knowledge of Students?
500
Most of the student comments are supportive of their classmate, but when a student says, “That’s a crazy idea” about another’s comment, Mrs. B ignores it.
What is 2a Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport and/or 2d Managing Student Behavior?
500
Mrs. D uses a Smart Board to display the steps to an activity so students can refer to it without asking.
What is 3a Communicating with Students and/or 3c Engaging Students in Learning?
500
Mrs. A notices some speech delays in a few of her young students; she calls in the speech therapist to do a few sessions in her classroom and provide feedback on further steps.
What is 4d Participating in a Professional Community and/or 4f Showing Professionalism?
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