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Components of professional practice*

Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

1a: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
1b: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
1c: Selecting Instructional Goals
1d: Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
1e: Designing Coherent Instruction
1f: Assessing Student Learning

Domain 2: The Classroom Environment

2a: Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
2b: Establishing a Culture for Learning
2c: Managing Classroom Procedures
2d: Managing Student Behavior
2e: Organizing Physical Space

Domain 3: Instruction

3a: Communicating Clearly and Accurately
3b: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
3c: Engaging Students in Learning
3d: Providing Feedback to Students
3e: Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness

Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities

4a: Reflecting on Teaching
4b: Maintaining Accurate Records
4c: Communicating with Families
4d: Contributing to the School and District
4e: Growing and Developing Professionally
4f: Showing Professionalism

*Danielson, C., & McGreal, T.L. (2000). Teacher evaluation to enhance professional practice. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Used with permission. The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is a worldwide community of educators advocating sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner. To learn more, visit ASCD at www.ascd.org.