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LESSON OBSERVATION REPORT: TEACHING/LEARNING SITUATION

Developed Utilizing the 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric

Teacher Candidate's Name: Morgan Lilley Observer: Laine Preston


Date: 11/12/15
KEY: Y = Yes

S = to some extent
Y

Centering Instruction on High


Expectations for Student Achievement
Utilized well written lesson plan to guide
lesson.

Connects standards, broader purpose and


transferable skills
Connection was made to previous and future
lesson and learning.

Communicated the learning target(s) through


verbal and visual strategies
Made success criteria and performance task
clear to students

N/O

Morgan made reference to the learning target


at the beginning of the lesson.

N/O

Managed student behavior.

Checked in with all students frequently


(student status).

Morgan had a great presentation to teach the


vocabulary to the students. In this way they
were able to visualize the vocabulary words
as they were being taught. In the webquest
activity, the websites being used could have
been demonstrated a little more clearly.

Curriculum and Pedagogy

x
x
x

COMMENTS

Morgan did a great job making frequent


connections to past lessons and to personal
experiences. She did a great job waiting on
students and asking them to volunteer
answers and to make educated guesses
based on past lessons and cognates.

x
x

COMMENTS

Suggestion: Morgan studied abroad and I


assume travelled in France. When talking
about travel in France it is always interesting
to reference personal experiences. This could
get your students interested in the possibility
of travel and study abroad and would allow
them to see an authentic way in which the
language could be used.
Great Prezi

Arrangement of classroom encourages


discussion, collaboration and accountability.
Norms for learning were set up.

N/O = Not observed

Very detailed. Inquiry questions seem very


broad and could be narrowed to the scope of
the specific lesson being taught.

Accessed and used materials effectively.

Students were motivated to want to participate


and brought to presence in the class?
Content was accurate and effectively
scaffolded.
Showed knowledge of content.

Classroom Environment and Culture


Used learning time effectively.

N = No

N/O

COMMENTS

Students seemed engaged and interested


throughout Morgans presentation and were
excited to find out that she would be teaching
that day. To me this demonstrates at what
level they feel comfortable with Morgan and
the fact that she has really tried to build
relationships with them.

Showed pedagogical content knowledge by


utilizing a variety of teaching strategies and
methods that differentiate for individual
learning needs.

x
Again, the use of the various websites could
have been demonstrated a little more clearly.

Demonstrating Effective Teaching


Practice
Expected, supported and provided the
opportunity for participation and meaning
making.
Utilized quality questioning techniques.

N/O

x
x

Morgan did a great job responding to


individual students. When she realized that
the same questions were being asked
repeatedly, she made a point to bring the
discussion back to the whole class and to
respond and clarify.

Assessment of Student Learning

N/O

The teacher well prepared, organized and


competent.

The teacher is friendly and professional.

The teacher is confident and utilized a positive


tone of voice and good eye contact.

COMMENTS
Todays lesson was very much a cultural
activity that asked students to use technology
to explore a different francophone country.
As such, students learning and knowledge
isnt easily assessed unless using extension
activities in further lessons.
The ticket-out-the-door closure activity would
have been a good wrap-up activity but it was
not done because of a lack of time.

Professional Collaboration and


Communication

COMMENTS

Morgan did a good job discussing the


activities and tasks in the lesson but could
have done a better job modeling in front of the
class.
Instead of telling students Respond to the
questions, go over each question individual
and model a response or sentence starter so
that they know what is expected of them.

Learning was modeled with gradual release of


student responsibility.
Provided adequate directions and practice
related to the learning.
Expectations and strategies were used to
engage all students in work of high cognitive
demand.

Students are asked to assess their own


learning in relation to success criteria.
Assessment tasks are aligned with the
learning targets.
A variety of assessment strategies for
formative assessment were utilized.

N/O

COMMENTS
Morgan did an excellent job with the lesson.
She is professional, has already developed
relationships with many of the students and
was constantly circling the room, stopping to
monitor student progress.

Additional comments:
I think Morgan will make an outstanding teacher. She is warm and relatable and seems to have a strong knowledge of
the content matter. We will miss her next semester.

Student Teacher

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Observer

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