While I was being observed by my principal only one child raised her
hand to answer a question. When I called on her she said that she had to
go to the lavatory. I then established the time-out (T) hand signal that
students used when they had to go to the restroom.
For a teacher what
is helpful is having a pre and post conference with your administrator. My
administrators never really told us what they wanted or expected and never had
pre or post conferences. We only got an observation report.
One principal's only negative comment on one formal observation of me stated
that the room did not have proper ventilation. I thought it was funny
because I was comfortable teaching in a vest. Meanwhile try getting a
temperature in a classroom that all students agreed with.
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