What do they want to see happening in my band class during my ttess observation?
Posted by Large District on 3/8/2023, 12:46 pm, in reply to "T-Tess"
If you work in my district, they will rate you low in a few areas so they can prove to their boss that they have made you a better teacher.
It's funny how every teacher on my campus had the same "issues" to address because the principal's supervisor wanted to focus on those areas.
We all get the same feedback regardless of our content or effectiveness.
Why they even bother actually observing us and having these conferences is beyond me if you aren't going to give authentic and individualized feedback. I would be fine with signing whatever they write if they just leave me alone to actually teach instead of jumping through ALL the hoops.
I have a data wall, individual success folders, objectives board for every class, word walls, incentive charts, diagram templates, Check for understanding lists, etc etc. It's time consuming and they only care about it when they come in the room----but it better be up to date and visible!
Retirement is 5 years away!!!!
Posted by T Cells on 3/7/2023, 7:16 pm, in reply to "T-Tess"
They want to see kids engaged, working individually and in groups, with a knowledgeable instructor who uses diverse strategies to reach diverse populations. They want to see you hit a problem and pivot to solve it. Lots of things can't be seen during your observation so prepare for the post observation, especially domain 4.
This information is available with the TTESS rubric, just google it and aim for distinguished.
Posted by Kramer on 3/7/2023, 7:13 pm, in reply to "T-Tess"
Good teaching, classroom management, and student engagement.
Posted by Me on 3/7/2023, 6:48 pm, in reply to "T-Tess"
This is a question you should be asking your evaluator. Everyone has a different "checklist."