|Design Question 5: What Will I Do to Engage Students?
Element 30 – Using friendly controversy. The teacher uses friendly controversy techniques to maintain student engagement.
Observation Scale – Pages 157-196 in the Marzano Handbook
4.0 – (Innovating) In addition to the elements for a score of 3.0, the teacher adapts and creates new strategies for unique student needs and situations.
3.0 - (Applying) Uses friendly controversy techniques to maintain student engagement and monitors the effect on students’ engagement.
2.0 - (Developing) Uses friendly controversy techniques to maintain student engagement.
1.0 – (Beginning) Teacher uses the strategy incorrectly or with missing parts.
0.0 – (Not Using) No understanding of the strategy or did not use the strategy when it was called for. No evidence
Students engage in friendly controversy activities with enhanced engagement
When asked, students describe friendly controversy activities as “stimulating”, “fun” and so on.
When asked, students explain how a friendly controversy activity helped them better understand the content
Observers Name_________________________________________________ Minutes Observed_______________
See reverse side for other elements observed during the observation. (Highlighted)