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  1. Practice

  1. Teacher Management Indicators

  1. Preparation--The teacher plans for delivery of the lesson relative to short-term and long-term objectives.

  2. Routine--The teacher uses minimum class time for non-instructional routines thus maximizing time on task.

  3. Discipline--The teacher clearly defines expected behavior (encourages positive behavior and controls   negative behavior).

  4. Learning Environment--The teacher establishes rapport with students and provides a pleasant, safe and orderly climate conductive to learning.

  1. Teacher Instructional Indicators

  1. Establishes Objectives--The teacher communicates the instructional objectives to students.

  2. Stresses Sequence-The teacher shows how the present topic is related to those topics that have been taught or that will be taught.

  3. Relates Objectives--The teacher relates subject topics to existing student experiences.

  4. Involves All Learners--The teacher uses signaled responses, questioning techniques, and/or guided practices to involve all students.

  5. Explains Content--The teacher teaches the objectives through a variety of methods.

  6. Explains Directions--The teacher gives directions that are clearly stated and related to the learning objectives.

  7. Models--The teacher demonstrates the desired skills.

  8. Monitors--The teacher checks to determine if students are progressing toward stated objectives.

  9. Adjusts Based on Monitoring--The teacher changes instruction based on the results of monitoring.

  10. Guides Practice--The teacher requires all students to practice newly learned skills while under the direct supervision of the teacher.

  11. Provides for Independent Practice--The teacher requires students to practice newly learned skills without the direct supervision of the teacher.

  12. Establishes Closure--The teacher summarizes and fits into context what has been taught.

  1. Products

    1. Teacher Product Indicators

      1. Lesson Plan--The teacher writes daily lesson plans designed to achieve the identified objectives.

      2. Student Files--The teacher maintains a written record of student progress.

      3. Grading Patterns--The teacher utilizes grading patterns that are fairly administered and based on identified criteria.

    2. Student Achievement Indicators--Students demonstrate mastery of the stated objectives through projects, daily assignments, performance and test scores


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