• Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Effective Teaching

    This research-based framework identifies and enumerates the qualities of quality teaching into four domains. This framework is a cornerstone of the NTC model and will serve as a key tool to aid in the analysis of teaching between lead mentors and novice teachers.

    The Framework for Teaching:
    Components of Professional Practice

    Domain 1: Planning and PreparationDomain 2: The Classroom Environment
    • Demonstrating Knowledge of Content
      and Pedagogy Demonstrating
    • Knowledge of Students
    • Setting Instructional Outcomes
    • Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
    • Designing Coherent Instruction
    • Designing Student Assessments
    • Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
    • Establishing a Culture for Learning
    • Managing Classroom Procedures
    • Managing Student Behavior
    • Organizing Physical Space
    Domain 4: Professional ResponsibilitiesDomain 3: Instruction
    • Reflecting on Teaching
    • Maintaining Accurate Records
    • Communicating with Families
    • Participating in a Professional
    • Community
    • Growing and Developing Professionally
    • Showing Professionalism

    • Communicating with Students
    • Using Questioning and Discussion
    • Techniques
    • Engaging Students in Learning
    • Using Assessment in Instruction
    • Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness