Teacher Effectiveness

Resources on Classroom Observation Cycle & Giving Feedback

Resources on Classroom Observation Cycle & Giving Feedback

As part of the 2012-13 instructional expectations for all NYC schools, administrators and teachers will utilize the Danielson Framework for Teaching, or a research-based rubric already adopted by the school that articulates what effective teaching looks like, in order to provide feedback to teachers on their classroom practice. This rubric will help guide short, frequent cycles of classroom observation and collaborative examination of student work. To support schools in doing this, we have worked with one of the schools in the Teacher Effectiveness Pilot (MS 331) to capture their cycle of classroom observations and feedback. Note that this school is in its third year of using Danielson's rubric and therefore have developed mature structures to support teacher development in both formal and informal ways.

Additional resources on developing feedback skills are available through this Learning Opportunity on Providing Teacher Feedback in ARIS Learn.

Classroom Observation Cycle at MS 331

Watch this video to learn more about the formal observation process at MS 331 in the Bronx.

Classroom Observation Cycle: Structures and Supports at MS 331

Watch this video to learn more about the structures and supports aiding the formal observation process at MS 331 in the Bronx.

Learn more about MS 331's observation process. For more information about this work visit the Teacher Effectiveness Page.