Display Board ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 3

Displaying Standards for an Evaluation Lesson

Displaying Standards in the Classroom

The TEAM evaluation process requires teachers to post teaching standards, as well as essential questions, lesson goals, and vocabulary. I found that for observations, this type of display board is essential.

Display Board

This was created using a display board like the ones used for science fairs. I purchased ordinary curtain hooks from Wal-Mart. To create hangers, punch the curtain hooks through the board keeping the sharp pointed end between the layers of the corrugated cardboard of the display board. Page protectors easily slide onto the curtain hooks. Inside the page protectors, lesson essentials may be displayed such as standards and lesson goals. Notice the right side of the board has a vocabulary pocket chart. Continue Reading

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Displaying Student Work ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 2

Get Top Marks on your Teacher Evaluation by Using the Method to Display Student Work

Displaying Student Work

One component of our teacher evaluation is displaying current student work. I actually heard one evaluator say that she looks at student work to see in the edges are curled up. This was a sign the page had been displayed for a while. Another teacher said she was marked down because she displayed student work out in the hallway in place of all over her classroom. 

This simple idea helped me achieve top marks in this area. Continue Reading

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Using PowerPoint ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 1

Using PowerPoint to increase scores on Teacher Evaluations ~ This blog post contains links to two PowerPoint presentations as well as the printables needed for those twolessons.

In the past couple of years, teacher evaluations have become more and more stressful. I admire teachers who can perform under pressure with ease. Since I am not one of those teachers, I have come up with a number of gimmicks [for lack of a better word] to help me remember the one hundred or so components that must be included in an evaluation lesson. I will discuss some of these ideas in a series of posts. Here is the first Using PowerPoint.

Using PowerPoint

Once you begin making PowerPoint presentations with your lessons, you will wish you had started years ago. Moving from one task to another becomes easy with instructions, examples, and a number of other lesson elements posted in the PowerPoint for the class to see. Even a simple PowerPoint with text only can prompt you through a lesson. Continue Reading

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Teaching Vocabulary

vocabulary

Using Index Cards to Teach Vocabulary

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Group Work

Grouping Students

Collaborative Groups

Small group activities are incorporated into many unit lessons. One hour of organization will make transitioning your class into group activities simple.

1) Purchase insertable name badges (lanyards) for each student in your class. You may use fold & clip name badges or the hanging name badges with neck straps. Continue Reading

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