The Framework for Teaching is a research-based set of components of instruction, aligned to the INTASC standards, and grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. In this framework, the complex activity of teaching is divided into 22 components clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility: planning and preparation. (Domain 1), classroom environment (Domain 2), instruction (Domain 3), and professional responsibilities (Domain 4). Each component defines a distinct aspect of a domain; two to five elements describe a specific feature of a component. Levels of teaching performance (rubrics) describe each component and provide a roadmap for improvement of teaching.The Framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. The Framework may be used as the foundation of a school or district’s mentoring, coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation processes, thus linking all those activities together and helping teachers become more thoughtful practitioners (Danielson, 2011).
These forms specifically connect practices to research and evidence of student learning.
5.0% Creating an environment of respect and rapport
5.0% Establishing a culture for learning
3.0% Managing classroom procedures
4.0% Managing student behavior
3.0% Organizing physical space
5.0% Communicating with students
10.0% Using questioning and discussion techniques
10.0% Engaging students in learning
10.0% Using assessment in instruction
5.0% Demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness
1c) Setting Instructional Outcomes
1f) Designing Student Assessments
2a) Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
2b) Establishing a Culture for Learning
3b) Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
3c) Engaging Students in Learning
3d) Using Assessment in Instruction
4a) Reflecting on Teaching
4b) Maintaining Accurate Records
To provide support for teacher development and improvement in the delivery of instruction and evaluating participating teacher performance.