Erica McCurry reformatted the Susan Gross administrator checklist to make it look nicer. Thank you Erica. I will put a link here:
The recommendation is to use this often and have it available as copies and then to remember to hand it to any observers. I also highly recommend that you hand a copy of the Colorado Leap document to anyone as well. You can explain what that document is and how your own state will very likely be publishing something very similar to it in the future, or already has, as it represents what is coming down the pike in the United States in World Language teaching and aligns perfectly with the message from ACTFL, the national parent organization of WL teachers in the U.S.
(I always like to say “national parent organization” to people because some don’t know what that acronym stands for. Once in a meeting with a group of high school teachers, I mentioned ACTFL and a Spanish teacher asked me if ACTFL was a national standardized test).
Here is that link:
Both of those documents are roughly only one page long and thus not unwieldy. By handing these two documents to the observer, along with any others you might have pertaining to your own individual classroom process, you give the observer, who doesn’t understand the language and thus is likely to be bored (and doesn’t really grasp what we do anyway, and doesn’t probably much care) something to refer during class, at the same time demonstrating that you are up on the research and the changes we are now in.
Be ready as well during the evaluation meeting following the observation to refer to any of the other articles that we recently put into the Primer, especially the one written by Robert Harrell, which is a must in the re-education of administrators. Find that at the top of the list on the Primer hard link at the top of this page.