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I need help with my lesson plan for my first observation on the three types of volcanoes by Wednesday for 5th graders.

Mar 30, 2014 1:52pm

  • Science
  • 5
  • Assessment / Behavior / Planning


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    • Mar 31, 2014 12:02am

      Okay I'm talking generalities here and I'm assuming that your lesson planning is in compliance with your school's expectations, depending on the kind of observer, the audience, you get, it's really boils down to that. If your observer wants to see you perform, lead, lecture then you gotta be the sage on the stage. However, if your observer tends to be hands-on, make sure that it's the students that perform while you facilitate. Either way, make sure that you know what you're doing in those "what IF" situations. Like if the observer wants to see you manage, what would you do to call your students' attention back especially when the noise level is nearing max. If you don't know the kind of observer you get, I would make sure that the activity you got planned for the kids offers the flexibility to show what you want your observer to witness. Take a risk because in the long term run, it's about the students' learning and what you have done to achieve that for them.

      • Mar 31, 2014 9:36pm


        Before you plan your lesson, you may want to check out your state's or district's educator evaluation rubric to see what specific instructional strategies and skills they will be assessing. It's also great to check out the Danielson framework, as most assessment tools are modeled after this original:

        Download "2013 Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument."