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Danielson 2007 Rubric

In this framework, the complex activity of teaching is divided into 22 components clustered into the following 4 domains of teaching responsibility.

How it works: 

Each component defines a distinct aspect of a domain; two to five elements describe a specific feature of a component. For example, Domain 2, The Classroom Environment, contains five components. Component 2a is Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport, which consists of two elements: “Teacher interaction with students” and “Student interactions with other students.” 

Domain One: Planning and Preparation

Covers demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy, knowledge of students, setting instructional outcomes, knowledge of resources, designing coherent instruction and student assessments. 

Domain Two: The Classroom Environment

Includes creating an environment of respect and rapport, establishing a culture for learning, managing classroom procedures, managing student behavior, and organizing the physical space.

Domain Three: Instruction

Reviews communicating with students, using questioning and discussion techniques, engaging students, using assessment in instruction, and demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness. 

Domain Four: Professional Responsibilities

Reflecting on teaching, maintaining accurate records, communicating with families, participating in a professional community, growing and developing professionally, and showing professionalism. 

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These components apply in some manner to all settings, as do the other components. But although teachers at all levels and in all subjects establish rapport with and convey respect for their students, they do so in different ways. For a deeper dive on the Danielson 2007 and modified Danielson rubrics, please contact a Standard For Success representative, and we’ll be happy to help!

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