The Importance Of Frameworks For Teaching

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The Frameworks for Teaching evaluates teachers while ensuring teacher quality and promoting professional learning. Danielson spoke of how important it is for an evaluation to be grounded on evidence of a teacher’s quality in multiple areas of teaching. She point out that, “Without such grounding, (in evidence) impressions of teachers’ skills are based entirely on the observer 's’ own idiosyncratic views of teaching and their understandings of what has occurred and what those events mean” (Danielson, 2008). There are two types of evidence, observation and artifacts, are collected during the Frameworks for Teaching evaluation process. The observation evidence is still a key component to collect information of how well a teacher engages students …show more content…
Danielson states that “It is essential that all educators recognize that the work of professional learning never ends; it is a career-long endeavor” (Danielson, 2008). It is important in this evaluation process that teachers understand that it is not to say that they are lacking in their teaching practice. In this ever changing field education this evaluation process allows educators to look for ways that they could become more skilled. For administrators to help develop the culture of inquiry there must be things in place, trust, competence, consistency, confidentiality, admitting mistakes, and vulnerability. When these things are in place it will help self-assessment, reflection, collaboration and conversation happen. Self-assessment is essential in promoting teacher learning. The best way to improve in the future is to learn from your past. Teachers must evaluate their teaching then pursue conversations with other professionals where multiple angles can emerge on a situation. This will in turn allow teachers to grow in their teaching practices. The Frameworks for Teaching allows these two steps to happen. During the post conference teachers are able to reflect on their teaching and then able to have a professional conversation with their evaluator finding strengths but also finding new ways that they can become a better …show more content…
As a teacher I believe that our children are always changing so we should also be ever changing. I believe that this is a very important to do as a teacher on a frequent basis. I like to think that as teachers we need to have our own type of informal and formal self-evaluations. An informal evaluation is when you think or talk through the four main sections of teaching; planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, professional responsibilities. The type of self-inquiry that we did for this assignment I would call a formal self-evaluation where you break down the four main sections into the different elements. This is where you think more detailed and dig a little deeper in you

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