The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching process. In this discussion, you will see Zahidee Marcano, the Kindergarten teacher, and the Kindergarten Coach, Karen Smith are immersed in an opportunity for BOTH to learn and grow through CELEBRATIONS/ CONCENTRATIONS of teaching and student learning. The teacher and instructional coach discuss how Zahidee was able to support students learning through the interactive drawing/vocabulary lesson regarding seahorses. Zahidee shared that she was able to assess the understanding of the whole group lesson based on the student’s journal writing. Karen provides feedback through “What did you notice…? “What did you think…? How do you…?” linkages and questions that help Zahidee to determine specific CONCENTRATIONS with aligned NEXT STEPS and RESOURCES of SUPPORT. Feedback aligns to The Framework for Teaching Clusters and The Framework for Teaching Components and the teacher’s specific areas of interest. (Cluster 5-Successful Learning For All: In reflecting on the lesson, the teacher has specific ideas about how the lesson could be improved. The teacher cites student assessment data take will be taken into account in future planning; Distinguished).
Zahidee’s Reflection Conversation
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