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Video Observation

Notetaking Tool
Observers name: __Rachael Celia____

Lesson observed: ____Brittany Bisese

Purpose: To provide a framework for reflection and collaborative conversations about


teaching and learning.
Directions: Read over the guiding questions below. As you view the video, jot down notes
about what you see and hear. Note any examples or evidence to support answers to the
questions.
Student Engagement/Classroom
Involvement
1. How are students involved in the
lesson?
What is the extent of student
involvement?
2. Were there opportunities for
students to
ask questions? What kinds of
questions
were they asking?
How did the teacher help
students make connections to
what they were learning?

Notes
The students were answering questions
and then placing cards with vocabulary
words in the correct section of the song
lyrics.
I didnt see the students asking too
many questions, this may have been
because it looked as though they had a
pretty good grasp of the material.

3. Describe the interaction in the


classroom.
Student Learning
1. What evidence do you see that
indicates student learning?
2. Was the learning outcome
explicitly conveyed to the
students?
3. What evidence did you see that
the learning goals were achieved?
4. How did the teacher monitor
student progress?
Instruction
1. What is the teacher doing?
(Facilitating, lecturing, colearning, etc.)
2. How was content/concepts
presented to students? Was there
adequate explanation of the
concepts to ensure student
learning?

She is doing a good job talking with the


students, and not at them, the students
are responding to her very well.
Notes
She asked questions and the students
were able to correctly respond.
The learning outcome was explicitly
stated to the students at the beginning
of the lesson.
The students are able to correctly
answer the questions.
The students filled out charts.

She does a good job of introducing what


they are going to be discussing in the
lesson.
She clarified student answers.
She used an anchor chart to have the
information displayed.
She showed the students a video
relating to the content.

3. What kinds of questions did the


teacher ask?
What questions provided
opportunities for students to
explain, defend, compare,
evaluate?
Did the teacher wait for
responses? Probe for deeper
understanding?
4. What tasks are students doing?
Did the students have the
opportunity to practice their new
knowledge or skill? Did the
practice help support the learning
outcome?
5. How did the teacher manage the
learning environment?
(Procedures, securing attention,
time on task, etc)

She asked students questions


specifically about the content.
The students were able to answer the
questions
She asked questions about the students
answers.
She waited for students to respond, and
helped guide them to the answer if they
didnt get it right the first time.
The students are paying attention to
what she is doing.
The students raised their hands and
then stood when they gave the answer.

Feedback
3-2-1

3 Affirmations based on the observations and evidences above


Great classroom management, the students knew how
to answer questions, and knew what they were
supposed to be doing and they did it.
Did a good job explaining the material. She obviously
knew the content.
Did a great job using a variety of ways and topics to
teach students the content.
2 Questions for Consideration
What are the students working on in the other subjects/
in Language Arts? Does this connect to the lesson?
Were you maybe moving too quickly when you were
introducing the material?
1 Recommendation
Try to move around the classroom more and make sure
that all students can see/hear you.