To be fair to myself, I erased the LO and DOL to write more on the board for my lecture and forgot to put it back up, but she was right, my room wasn’t what the rubric wanted. My kids were learning, but it didn’t look how it was supposed to. She offered me the opportunity to get observed again. I appreciated the opportunity.
“Give me a zero” was my response to this generous offer. Respectfully, I told her that the other 9 observations I received were good and I appreciated the opportunity, but that I would take what I earned that day because I was ready for the observations to be over and didn’t care about my evaluation scores.
Still beat the district ACP average for the 2nd year in a row, but it was still a downer that despite my kids getting what they needed from my lesson, my class was still considered ineffective. I understand the rules. I also know what was best for them that day.
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