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LYNCHBURG COLLEGE

Student Teaching Cooperating Teacher Lesson Observation Report


Spring, 2017
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Students Name: Alyssa Mills School: New London Academy


Grade: 1 Subject: Reading

Time/Date: 4/19/2017 Observer: Susan D Quarles

Performance Rating Scale:


5 - Exemplary: Consistently exceeds expectations at an exceptional level for a student teacher on
all indicators.
4 - Highly Proficient: Meets and frequently exceeds expectations for a student teacher on most
indicators.
3 - Proficient: Meets expectations at an acceptable level for a student teacher on most indicators.
2 - Developing: Does not consistently meet expectations at an acceptable level for a student
teacher on several indicators.
1 - Unacceptable: Does not meet expectations for a student teacher on most or all indicators.
1. PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE Rating: 5
Facilitates students use of higher level Feedback and recommendations:
thinking Higher Level questions were asked to students in a
Links present content with past and future small group after they read their fluency passage.
learning experiences, other subject areas, There was an appropriate wait time given for each
and the real world student to respond.
Demonstrates accurate content
knowledge
Bases instruction on goals that reflect
high expectations and an understanding
of the subject
Shows and understanding of the various
developmental characteristics of the
students

2. INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING Rating: 5

Addresses appropriate curriculum Feedback and recommendations:


standards Alyssa completed the lesson within the given time
Uses student learning data to guide and the objective was met.
planning
Manages time for pacing, content
mastery, and transitions
Write specific, measurable learning
objectives based on schools curriculum
and student learning needs
Plans for differentiated instruction

3. INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY Rating: 5

Engages and maintains students in active Feedback and recommendations:


learning Students were engaged during reading group
Builds upon students existing knowledge activities.
and skills Alyssa redirected students quickly when they
started to get off task.
Verbally states and reinforces learning
objectives consistently throughout the Watch for the students that do not consistently
lesson raise their hands and try to pull them into the
Uses a variety of instructional strategies group discussions
and resources
Uses instructional technology to enhance
learning
Displays effective questioning to
encourage higher levels of thinking
Communicates clearly and checks for
understanding
Differentiates instruction to meet
students needs
Assesses student learning relative to
lesson objectives
Provides clear closure to the lesson

5. LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Rating: 5

Arranges the classroom to maximize Feedback and recommendations:


learning/safety Routines and schedules are maximized for
Establishes clear behavioral expectations instruction. Alyssa moved smoothly from one
and consequences and enforces them reading group to the other and from reading
consistently and fairly groups to word study.
Establishes routines and procedures to
maximize instructional time and
minimize disruptions
Promotes a climate of trust and teamwork
by being fair, caring, respectful and
enthusiastic
Models a respect for cultural differences
and student diversity by displaying
sensitivity and acceptance
Actively listens to students
Positively reinforces appropriate student
behaviors

Note 2-3 specific recommendations for growth that will be evaluated during future observations:
Continue to highlight students that are doing the right thing.

When working in a small group keep an eye on the students completing other assignments.

Cooperating Teachers Digital Signature: Susan D Quarles


Student Teachers Digital Signature: Alyssa Mills
(Student Teacher: By typing my name above I verify that I have received and read this
report.)