Evaluation Teaching Standards 19-20


A. School Leadership – Teachers demonsrate leadership in their schools

B. Professional Leadership – Teachers contribute knowledge and skills to educational practices and the teaching profession

And Yet Another Year as a Certified Pear Deck Coach!

September 2nd Sent a new tutorial video I made on how to use Google Slides to make interactive with Pear Deck.

Shortly after this on September 3rd sent out the UPGRADE CODE for Pear Deck Premium! A super valuable piece to getting teachers the full power of Pear Deck!

September 3-6
Helped Jessie Hill and Will Fulton with use of Pear Deck’s full functionality. Gave Will a set of French Pear Decks that I got from another French teacher who uses Pear Deck. Talked with Jessie for a few days about how to use the Pear Deck dashboard. She attempted it on Sep. 5th, but didn’t go through the teacher portal correctly, so it didn’t work on Sep. 5th. But, we debriefed on Sep. 6th she’s now ready with how to go through the process.

September 14th
Made blog post about Switching Between Student Paced vs. Projector modes in Pear Deck


D. Technology – Teachers thoughtfully integrate and utilize appropriate available technology in their instruction to maximize student learning

Continued use of SMART SLATE throughout the 19/20 school year.

The Smart Slate is a very powerful tool that allows me to teach from any part of the room and still control the display board!

September 4th
I am teaching 8th grade Earth Science again, after being away from it last year. Created the first “leveled” based upon the Math Department’s recommended testing approach practice test and added to the calendar so that my 8th grade Earth Science class could access and practice the material before they are tested:
Link to Earth Science Test 1.
Page 1 answers
Page 2 answers
Page 3 answers
This has become a yearly practice with the goal of instilling in my students the importance and inherent payoff of diligent study practices. And I do find that my students respond overwhelmingly with positive results, and feedback from parents that they learned how to study in my class!

August-September Start of Year
This year I decided to use Pear Deck for many of our Introduction to Classroom Norming – such as safety protocols and general classroom expectations. Many of our systems we use in Science at LMS can be reinforced with formative assessments like Pear Deck. Here are some examples of what we did with 8th grade Earth Science:

As for 6th grade Physical Science, the main difference this year in my use of Pear Deck formative assessments is in changing over the tactics of using the old clicker system to the much more comprehensive answering system of Pear Deck. Here are some examples of what we did with 6th grade Physical Science:

To get an idea of how engaged the students are when we do these “Decks” here’s some statistics: