1. Carl is teaching a lesson on the achievement gap. The video begins mid-way through his lesson as he finishes presenting a bar graph that depicts a comparison of standardized assessment scores between Howard County (a suburban school district) and Baltimore City (his inner-city district). When he refers to ?20? and ?80,? he is referring to the fact that Baltimore City students scored in the 20th percentile on the standardized math exam, while Howard County students performed in the 80th percentile.
2. The Observation Notes pick up where the video ends and summarize the remainder of Carl's lesson.
Overall rating: Two BP ratings equal an overall BP rating.
Effectively uses the same teacher-centered strategies in all situations to convey generic messages that students benefit from academic achievement
Effectively uses student-centered strategies (based on an understanding of students and depending on the situation) to reach a range of students to convey that students benefit from academic achievement
Effectively considers individual students and situations when choosing strategies and messages that convey that students benefit from academic achievement
Implements strategies in isolation and does so occasionally
Employs a series of integrated classroom strategies regularly
Monitors individual students’ “I will” investment levels, effectively conveys messages and employs strategies as often as necessary, enables students to empower one another, and initiates effective efforts to shape the larger school context.