Look-Fors for the 2010-2011 Year
- Use wait time before calling on any students and after any student answers so that processing and any necessary translation can occur.
- Use a variety of instructional approaches to include individual, small groups, and whole class instruction.
- Provide students with clear criteria and exemplars of process and products before they begin the work.
- Scaffold instruction that maintains high standards for all students.
- Use a variety of writing to learn strategies (e.g. guided writing, interactive writing, entrance and exit slips, stop-n-writes, etc).
- Use concrete objects, models, and demonstrations to support instruction.
- Check for understanding across all students by using signal cards, slates, think pads, choral responses, and circulation and adjust instruction accordingly.
Additional Look-Fors - Waltham High School
- Students are engaged in classroom activities.
- When asked, students are able to articulate what they were doing in class and why.
- Teacher shows evidence of personalization in the classroom.