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Cooperating Teacher

Year 1 Assessment #2
EDUC 5490 / EDUC 5390
Please return to: Mount Saint Vincent University, Faculty of Education SAC 401A, 166 Bedford
Highway, Halifax, NS, B3M 2J6 or email education@msvu.ca or fax 902-457-4911
B.Ed. Student:

Kelly Desjardins

Cooperating Teacher: Jeanine Samson


University Supervisor: Eric Favaro
School:

Rockingham Elementary

Grade/Subject:

4/5

Date of report:

May 4, 2016

Days Absent: 0

Please provide a brief context for the practice teaching setting:


This is a combined grade 4/5 . There are 13 grade 5 students and 11 grade 4 students. This is a
diverse group with a number of learning challenges.

PW=Progressing Well PS= Progressing Satisfactorily N= Needs Improvement


(see page 8 for assessment considerations)

U= Unsatisfactory

PW PS N U
Professionalism
Is punctual and dependable
X
Shows commitment and initiative
X
Displays sincere interest in the students, their individuality and their progress
X
Has a strong sense of professionalism, including attention to attitude, conduct and appropriate
X
dress
Respects confidentiality
X
Models enthusiasm for learning and inquiry
X
Develops a collegial relationship with Cooperating Teacher, University Supervisor and other
X
professional colleagues
Develops appropriate relationships with students
X
Shares in the professional responsibilities as a team member in the school, attends staff
X
meetings and professional development days, assists with activities and routines
Performs the teachers administrative functions competently
X
Comments:
Kelly displays great commitment in all class activities and lessons. She shows excellent initiative performing many
classroom duties without having to be asked. She has displayed a high degree of professionalism in all areas.

Planning & Preparation


Demonstrates knowledge of provincial outcomes
Materials/Equipment/Resources are well prepared in advance of the lesson(s)
Creates detailed lesson plans which identify learning targets/focus and include assessment
strategies
Lesson plans capture student interest with effective opening/beginning, transitions, middle and
end/closure
Uses methods and materials that are pedagogically appropriate for the particular subject(s).
concept(s) and context(s)
Beginning to demonstrate the ability to adapt lesson plans to address individual abilities and
learning styles
Responds well to last minute changes
Monitors the class to check for understanding
Anticipates problems and questions and is beginning to develop strategies to address them
Developing effective questioning skills that promote higher-order thought, strives to include
and involve all students
Is developing an understanding for the connections between assessment methods, the
teaching/planning process and the curriculum
Developing procedures to record student assessments, learning to keep accurate records
Continues to confer with Cooperating Teacher and University Supervisor

PW

PS

X
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X

Comments:
Kelly has created and developed many interesting and creative lessons in Math, Language Arts, Social Studies,
Science and Health. She uses a large variety of methods and materials when developing her lesson plans. She
considers students individual differences when developing lessons anticipating that some students may require
support with certain concepts. She strives to support and challenge all students.

Teaching Practice
PW
PS N U
Communicates clearly and accurately
X
Written work is clear; grammar & spelling accurate
X
Demonstrates a good command of the subject matter being taught
X
Demonstrates organization and flow to the lesson(s)
X
Uses equipment/technological supports and/or manipulative materials to enhance the lesson(s) X
Uses voice as an effective teaching tool
X
Aware of pacing and timing
X
Utilizes a variety of instructional strategies to motivate students
X
Demonstrates flexibility and resourcefulness
X
Demonstrates an interest in the subject area and lesson
X
Provides timely and useful feedback to students
X
Models reflective practice
X
Developing confidence and teaching presence
X
Comments:
Kelly communicates clearly and effectively with students in all activities. She has shown a keen interest in using our
class mimio, using this technology to create lessons which are interesting and engaging for students. Kelly is skilled
at reviewing student work in order to determine which students may require support. She reviews work with
individual students in order to provide timely feedback on student work.

The Learning Environment


PW
PS
N
Actively listens to students, colleagues; responds appropriately and with respect for individual,
X
cultural, and social factors
Monitors the classroom environment, student engagement, and is learning to intervene
X
appropriately
Explains classroom procedures, sets fair, appropriate and clear limits
X
Creates a respectful environment conducive to independent learning and inquiry
X
Beginning to manage behavioural issues with care and confidence
X
Open to management advice from experienced professionals and actively expands repertoire of X
classroom/behaviour management techniques/strategies
Copes well with the unexpected
X
Offers a welcoming environment and promotes cooperation
X
Displays a sense of humour and the relations with students are respectful, kind and fair
X
Comments:
Kelly has developed excellent relationships with both students and staff members. She monitors the classroom
environment and behavior. She intervenes to address student behavior in an appropriate manner when necessary. I
have been extremely pleased with Kellys progress this term. She is more than ready for her second year.

Final Assessment
Progressing Well
Progressing Satisfactorily
Needs Improvements
Unsatisfactory

I have reviewed this assessment with the B.Ed. Student

Submitted by Cooperating Teacher: Jeanine Samson