Many education courses now require or recommend field observation activities. This Appendix will help you sharpen and focus your field observation skills. Accurate data collection
Effective Lecture Ideas
What pulled you into the lecture? (a great story? a provocative question?)
How did you know where the lecture was going? (Was the purpose or objective stated or implied?)
How did the speaker use presentation or communication skills
What You See and What You Get
Indicators of Education Philosophy
Instructional grouping and organization (full class, individuals/groups, centers/stations):
Assessing the Assessor
What are the purposes behind these tests?
Give examples of when these policies and procedures work effectively-and when there are problems.
What is the best thing about these tests, and what is the worst?
What is the biggest problem
Class Comedy Club
The funniest teacher I recall from school . . .
The funniest student happening was . . .
It sure was funny in school when . . . and she/he/they really did (or didn't) get in trouble . . .
A teacher walks into a staff lounge . . .
Website of the Month
Need to Improve 1 2 3 Frequency of Updates Ease of Navigation Accuracy Clarity of Content Value of Content _ (Your criterion) _ (Your criterion) Overall Appraisal:
Did This Well 4 5
1. What is the school district looking for in a teachercandidate?
2. Are there any special training or experience beyond state certification that the district looks for or requires?
3. In what subject areas and at what grade levels d
Developmental Areas and Socioeconomic Class
Physical (such as size, shape, fitness, health, medical resources):
Social (such as autonomy, civility, relationships):
Emotional (such as expressiveness, empathy, motivation):
Moral (such as ethics, honesty, go
Support Staff Interview
Describe your job duties.
What do you like best about your job?
What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
How do students, teachers, and administrators impact your job?
What is one thing about your job that you would like st
Appendix C: Software by Subject
ClassTools: Earth Science Apex Learning, Inc http:/www.apexlearning.com/ Grades: 8-12 Earth Science is a two semester, online curriculum that explores the Earth's composition, structure, processes, and history; its
A Summary of Selected Reports on Education Reform
Title The Paideia Proposal (1982) Source Mortimer Adler for the Paideia Group Data Twenty-two members contributed to a philosophical analysis of educa
Appendix E: State Offices for Teacher Certification and Licensure
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Interview Questions for Teacher Interview in Your Major or Favorite Subject Area
1. What factors contributed to your teaching this subject (at this grade level)?
2. What do you enjoy most about teaching this curriculum? What do you enjoy the least?
Getting to Know Whom?
How do you identify your race or ethnicity?
How would you describe your family heritage?
How would you describe your family structure and patterns of daily life?
Do you have memories of bias and discrimination?
What are your recollec
Multiple Intelligences Bingo
Classroom #_ Intelligence Bingo Card Example during Instruction Display or material Example
Logical-mathematical Linguistic Bodily-kinesthetic Musical Spatial Interpersonal Intrapersonal Naturalist Others (your own)
If the Walls Could Speak
Not at All Very 1 2 3 4 5 Clarity of Presentation Attractiveness Variety of Cultures Featured Equal Representation of Men and Women Mixture of Regular and Famous People Inclusion of Other Diversity Issues (Disabil
Creating a Career Information Document
In terms of teacher openings, what grade levels, subject areas or specialties will likely be needed this year? What do you anticipate will be needed in the next few years?
Are new schools being built? Are some being
Scoping School Culture
School Observation Diary
What does the "scene" look like? How are individuals and groups dressed? What else do you see?
Focus on students and their body language. Who's talking, touching, or teasing? Describe the behavior. Are group
Curriculum Bias Detectors
Book Title/Author/Reference Information: Brief description of text:
Type of Bias 1. Invisibility 2. Stereotyping 3. Imbalance and selectivity 4. Unreality 5. Fragmentation and isolation 6. Linguistic bias 7. Cosmetic
Effective school observation Management and Motivation Examples Strong Leadership Clear School Mission Safe and Orderly Climate Monitoring of Student Progress High Expectations
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A. Cell (plasma) membrane: defines cell boundaries
B. Internal membranes define a variety of cell organelles
3. Endoplasmic reticulum (rough a