Write at least one paragraph describing the tone of the classroom. How does the teacher demonstrate enthusiasm for the content/material? Is the teacher aware of student interests?

Revised assignments for EDU 4000
Since in person classroom observations are postponed for this semester, your observations will be based on video sessions. The format for your observations will consist of the following components. You will watch at least two videos.
What You Will Hand In:
• For your video observation write a 3-4 page typed, double space paper that includes the
following elements described below.
Part I. Description
a. The Classroom Environment-How does the classroom look?
Write at least one paragraph describing the physical layout of the classroom. How does the teacher organize the physical space of the classroom to facilitate movement? How does the space enhance student learning? Use specific examples. For example, can students move easily about the classroom, how are materials distributed, how do students show examples of their work?
b. Classroom Tone-What does the classroom feel like?
Write at least one paragraph describing the tone of the classroom. How does the teacher demonstrate enthusiasm for the content/material? Is the teacher aware of student interests? Ex. When students are explaining, does the teacher appear encouraging and interested? Are the students engaged in their learning? Ex. Students are given opportunities to explain and demonstrate their knowledge of the material. Does the pacing of the lesson provide students time to be intellectually engaged? Does the classroom show evidence of respect between students and the teacher?
c. Curriculum
Write at least one paragraph describing reading skills used in the lesson. ex. vocabulary, word recognition
Part II: Analyzing a lesson-Write at least one paragraph for # a-d
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Demonstrating Knowledge of Content. How does the teacher identify critical or important information? Ex. Does the teacher asks or reminds students what they already know about the topic? Does the teacher break down the information that can be easily processed by students?
Setting Instructional Outcomes. How does the teacher provide clear goals for the lesson? Ex. Does the teacher asks student questions about the lesson? Does the teacher engage students in activities that help them reflect on their learning? Are the students engaged in activities that require problem solving, or decision making? Is there evidence that the students are responsible for their own learning?
Teacher preparation. How did the teacher prepare for the lesson? What materials were used? How did the teacher use questioning? Were the students required to give simple yes or no responses, or were they asked to elaborate?

d. Lesson Summary: Write a short description of the lesson.
Part III: Reflection
a. What was were overall impression of the lesson?
b. What would you do differently if you were to teach this lesson?
c. How did the lesson show evidence of deep knowledge?
I would strongly suggest that you preview this video before watching any of the videos used for your observation paper.
https://learner.org/series/social-studies-in-action-a-teaching-practices-library-k-12/a-standards- overview-k-5/
For your observation watch the following videohttps://learner.org/series/social-studies-in-action-a-teaching-practices-library-k-12/historical-change

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