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Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

Component 1a: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy

Component 1b: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students

Component 1c: Setting Instructional Outcomes

Component 1d: Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources

Component 1e: Designing Coherent Instruction

Component 1f: Designing Student Assessments


“Good plans shape good decisions. That's why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true." -Lester Bittel

Planning and preparation is a very important domain in Danielson’s framework for teaching. I personally find it difficult to achieve complete success in the other three domains without first completely understanding planning and preparation. It covers such a vast amount of components such as knowledge of content and pedagogy. I am a steadfast believer that content knowledge is key to creating and administering successful lessons. Another aspect of planning and preparation is knowing your audience. By knowing the students in your classroom, you are able to create diverse activities and lesson plans for each of the different learners in your classroom.

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