Delaware Professional Appraisal System 101: Part 3 of 6

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I felt very long-winded in my last post about DPAS II, so I am going to summarize a lot more and use more headings.  Time is always short and I believe less is more.  I wish the writers of this evaluation system agreed.

Component Two: Classroom Environment

This component focuses on how you set up, organize, and run your classroom on a daily basis.  Overall, the more student centered you make your classroom, the better your scores on the Criterion rubric will be.  Directions and procedures should be posted and when asked, students should be able to explain the directions and procedures. This component has four elements which I will explain in this order of appropriateness for art teachers.

2c: establishing a Culture for Learning

This element makes sense and is something that every teacher should strive to create.

2d: Organizing Physical Space

Some elements are optional and this one…

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

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