Improves communication

  • The teacher links the instructional purpose of the lesson to student interests; the directions and procedures are clear and anticipate possible student misunderstanding.
  • The teacher’s explanation of content is thorough and clear, developing conceptual understanding through artful scaffolding and connecting with students’ interests. Students contribute to extending the content and help explain concepts to their classmates.
  • The teacher’s spoken and written language is expressive, and the teacher finds opportunities to extend students’ vocabularies.

-The Danielson Group

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