I had the privilege to observe a colleague teach today. I noticed so much related to good teaching as well as questions to consider when teaching a lesson.
Engagement matters--the lesson was very engaging.
This is always a tricky part of teaching a lot of students at once.
This is also really challenging given the diversity of skill and ability in a big class.
It's important to make sure students are not sitting for too long.
Connection to the Standards/Teaching Focus
While it is okay to not always be completely focused on the standards, it's helpful to focus on the standards at one time to help children deepen their learning through similar-topic focus and practice.