On October 8th, 2014 I was observed teaching an ESL class. The lesson was rated satisfactory.
On October 8 ,2014 I observed you teaching a Social Studies class at 02M575. Your aim was, “How does the policies of stop and frisk affect our society? . You listed the SWBAT, NYS Learning Standard and the Common Core Learning Standards on your lesson plan that you address. Your Do Now was to read two quotes and write a brief paragraph explaining Reasonable Suspicion. You reviewed vocabulary words that related to your lesson. You prepared an extensive handout with space provided for students to write explanations, opinions and commentary. ( Now read closely David and Dan) STUDENTS WERE INTERESTED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PERIOD. THEY WERE STATING OPINIONS AND TELLING STORIES THAT RELATED TO REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES WITH STOP AND FRISK AS YOU WERE TOO YOU KEPT THE STUDENTS ON TASK AND ENGAGED.
There were many scenarios you presented requiring students to analyze and explain their rights if they are stopped and searched by a police officer. You transitioned into probable cause and how privacy was incorporated into the Fourth Amendment. You assigned a group assignment that was another scenario for students to determine whether police had enough evidence for a stop and frisk or an arrest. Students were instructed to use the definitions you reviewed in their written answers. There was a share out of this group work followed by a summary written by students on stop and frisk answering the question posed in the Aim.
(Once again David and Dan read closely you may learn something.)
YOU PLANNED A COHERENT DEVELOPMENTAL LESSON THAT INCLUDED TECHNOLOGY (A POWERPOINT), NEWS ARTICLES, (THIS IS CURRENT EVENTS DAN), THE CONSTITUTION AS RESOURCES, GOOD QUESTIONING, ASSESSMENT AND AN EXIT ASSESSMENT QUESTION.”YOU HAVE A TALENT IN TERMS OF MAKING INSTRUCTION INTERESTING.” YOUR RAPPORT WITH STUDENTS WAS COMMENDABLE. LASTLY I OBSERVED THE ESL STUDENTS CLEARLY ARTICULATING AND WRITING TEXT BASED RESPONSES.
Based on our pre-observation conference, we agreed that I would be looking for both students engaged in meaningful instruction in a standards-based class room and the utilization of good classroom management skills. THE INSTRUCTION WAS COHERENT, THE ASSESSMENT SHOW MASTERY OF YOUR OBJECTIVE, THERE WAS A SUMMARY AND GOOD QUESTIONING /DISCUSSION TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED.
Your met my pre observations expectations. THIS WAS A SATISFACTORY LESSON.
So this is two satisfactory observations since I’ve been exiled to the ATR pool. The reason I’m a ATR is because David Jimenez and Dan Albetta knowingly made false statements about my teaching abilities leading to my 3020A for Incompetent.
Let’s look at the Fact
for nine years I was rated satisfactory as a teacher
My Passing Rate on the American History Regents was 98% a fact that was never disputed at my 3020A.
I’ve been rated satisfactory two years in a row while being an ATR. Now realize these were students that I’ve never taught before and both time the ATR Supervisor commended my rapport with these students.
Question: Why did David Jimenez and Dan Albetta U rate me when the record clearly shows that I am a competent teacher?
Question: How many other non tenured teachers at Manhattan Center faced the same fate as I did?