Preparing for Evaluations and Observations

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Introduction 0:54

An Overview of Evaluations

Overview of Skills Evaluators are Looking For 2:03

Planning and Preparation

What to Cover During a Pre-Evaluation Meeting 4:06

How to Choose the Best Lesson Possible 3:12

How to Plan Your Lesson Down to the Last Detail 4:34

What Else You Need to Prepare 1:32

Instructional Strategies

Instruction, Questioning, and Discussion 4:37

How to Stay Flexible When Things Go Wrong 4:15

Demonstrating Classroom Management

Why a Proactive Classroom Management Plan is Best 2:54

What to Do When a Student Misbehaves 4:30

Reflection and Improvement

The Post-Observation Discussion 4:20

Using Feedback as an Opportunity for Growth 2:03


Conclusion 1:40

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Preparing for Evaluations and Observations

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Discover how to prepare for any observation or evaluation.

  • 2 Study the three big ideas of evaluations- students, content knowledge, and instructional practice.

  • 3 Learn strategies to implement immediately for your next observation.

Break free of your fear of observations! This Learning Pack will explore what your evaluator is really looking for when they are in your classroom. Learn the best ways to prepare and reduce pre-observation jitters. Discover what to do if your plans go awry or students misbehave during an observation. Finally, get ideas on how to reflect and improve once the evaluation is over. Learn to embrace observations and discover how they really are your time to shine!

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
Professional Practice
6.1 Demonstrates reflective practice
6.2 Adds value to team and school culture

Professional Learning
6.4 Approaches professional development with enthusiasm and an open mind
6.5 Actively searches for new professional development opportunities

Amanda Heyn

Amanda Heyn

Senior Editor

Amanda is the Senior Editor at AOE. She has a background in teaching elementary art and enjoys working to bring the best ideas from the world of art ed to the magazine each day.


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