Observation Notes Submitted by Marian Kolstoe Katie Shaw March 27, 2009 Integrated I1 1:40 (20 minutes) Homework: You started as soon as the bell rang (no students came in tardy). Starting class right away is a great strategy for focusing students immediately. It also helps to eliminate tardies. Several problems were completed for the homework. Some of them were utilized to review for an exam. Homework was collected for accountability. Agenda: An agenda was not listed on the board today. Learning framework was not established. Exam: Each student was allowed to use a note card on the exam. The exam is worth 100 points. Students seemed to feel comfortable as they jumped right into their work. The exam had 18 questions. You appeared to feel comfortable in completing routine tasks while students were taking the exam – that shows that you have a lot of confidence in their abilities as well as trust in their test-taking. Reflective Questions 1. Since students don’t typically all finish at the same time, what were students expected to work on when they were finished? Would it be possible for them to look ahead into the next chapter and do a bit of scanning of the text? 2. I wondered what strategies you used to help prepare our 10th graders for the CSAP test next week. Do you feel that your students will be prepared for that exam?