"The Framework for Teaching identifies those aspects of a teacher’s responsibilities that have been documented through empirical studies and theoretical research as promoting improved student learning. While the Framework is not the only possible description of practice, these responsibilities seek to defne what teachers should know and be able to do in the exercise of their profession."     


- Charlotte Danielson, 2013                                    

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Domain 1

Planning and Preparation

1a Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
1b  Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
1c   Setting Instructional Outcomes
1d  Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
1e  Designing Coherent Instruction
1f   Designing Student Assessments


Domain 2

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


3a  Communicating with Students
3b  Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
3c  Engaging Students in Learning
3d  Using Assessment in Instruction
3e  Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness


Domain 4

Professional Responsibilities

4a  Refecting on Teaching
4b  Maintaining Accurate Records
4c  Communicating with Families
4d  Participating in a Professional Community
4e  Growing and Developing Professionally
4f   Showing Professionalism