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Ch 5: Monitoring & Assessing Classroom Instruction

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Being an effective principal means leading by example as you evaluate the work of teachers in a way that improves their performance. The lessons provided in this chapter will cover the necessary tools for observing teachers in the classroom as well as guidelines for providing useful feedback.

Monitoring & Assessing Classroom Instruction - Chapter Summary

While effective administration skills are necessary, a principal is a teacher who is tasked with evaluating and motivating their colleagues. The aim of this chapter is to balance proper oversight of classroom teaching with the ability to offer feedback to colleagues in a way that encourages growth. The specific lessons that will be covered are as follows:

• Improving Performance Through Teacher Evaluations

• Tools for Observing Teachers in Classrooms

• Instructional Coaching: Post-Observation & Feedback

• Providing Clear and Consistent Feedback to Employees

As you work on this chapter, take advantage of the concise videos that accompany the lessons. You can even use video tags to mark key points within the video. In addition, a transcript of the video is provided for highlighting key information. The experts who have put these lessons together have also provided short self-assessment quizzes to allow you to track your progress.

10 Lessons in Chapter 5: Monitoring & Assessing Classroom Instruction
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Monitoring Student Learning in the Classroom

1. Monitoring Student Learning in the Classroom

Effective teachers closely track their students' progress and use strategies for adjusting instructional activities to meet their students' learning needs. Learn about monitoring students' progress in the classroom, including a formal way of monitoring, and explore some probing techniques to monitor learning.

Monitoring the Progress of Individual Students

2. Monitoring the Progress of Individual Students

In order to plan instruction for students, teachers must first have a solid idea of student skill level. This lesson explains methods for monitoring and recording the progress of individual students and shows how it is applied in a classroom.

Improving Performance Through Teacher Evaluations

3. Improving Performance Through Teacher Evaluations

In this lesson, we will discuss the purpose, processes involved, and uses of teacher evaluations. We will also discuss how these evaluations can help with the student learning process.

Tools for Observing Teachers in Classrooms

4. Tools for Observing Teachers in Classrooms

In this lesson we'll be learning strategies for observing teachers in the classroom. Here, we'll cover practical aspects of doing the physical observation as well as strategies that can be used to evaluate observed data.

Instructional Coaching: Post-Observation & Feedback

5. Instructional Coaching: Post-Observation & Feedback

An important part of instructional coaching is conferencing after you conduct a classroom observation. This lesson explores strategies to use to help you provide clear post-observation feedback during the conference.

Providing Clear & Consistent Feedback to Employees

6. Providing Clear & Consistent Feedback to Employees

Providing clear and consistent feedback is the best way to ensure a successful workplace. Learn how to have high-performance employees by using SMART goals, giving consistent feedback and praise, and taking action immediately to correct mistakes.

Inclusive Practices in Education: Definition & Examples

7. Inclusive Practices in Education: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, learn about why inclusive classrooms are so important to the development of students and simple steps to make your classroom more inclusive. Learn the specific definition of inclusive classrooms and take a look at a few examples that are commonly used.

Fair & Equitable Treatment of Students

8. Fair & Equitable Treatment of Students

It is crucial to understand what constitutes equitable treatment of students. Find out more about fairness and equity through examples and legal citations.

Using Data to Inform Instruction

9. Using Data to Inform Instruction

Data is used to inform instruction in order to create lessons, groupings, and review sessions that are most beneficial to the students. Learn about using data to inform instruction, the definition of data, the components, re-teaching, mini lessons, small groups, and interventions.

Using Multiple Data Sources for Assessments

10. Using Multiple Data Sources for Assessments

Many educators use multiple data sources when conducting assessments of the effectiveness of their teaching. Learn about several types of data sources that educators can use for assessments, such as essays, tests, quizzes, discussions, and presentations.

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