Component 2B

Establishing a culture for learning

Quest Overview

  • In this quest, you will learn about Danielson component 2B.
  • You will read about the Danielson component 2B (understanding what it is, why it is important, what the elements are embedded within the component, and ways you can show it in your digital portfolio).
  • The explore part of this quest you will complete a write up for Component 2B in your digital portfolio. To document your learning, you will take a screenshot of your write up in your digital portfolio and upload it to My GCC.
  • The synthesis part of the quest is to tweet out a connection between this component and ISTE, growth mindset, SAMR, another education class, or your future classroom. Upload a screenshot of your tweet to My GCC.
  • This Quest should take you no more than two hours to complete at most.


The guiding questions for this quest include:

  • What is component 2B?
  • Why is it important?
  • What are the elements associated with component 2B?
  • What are the artifacts you can create to demonstrate competency in component 2B in your digital portfolio?

Understanding Component 2B: Establishing a culture for learning

What is Component 2B?

  • Research has shown that classrooms that supports a culture of life long learning (including the teacher) everyone benefits.
  • Students and teacher both takes pride and ownership of work, and gives 100%.

Why do we need to know about component 2B?

  • Component 2B is important, because:
    • We need to have an atmosphere that is created by both the teacher and the student.
    • A classroom environment must reflect work that is valued by teacher and student.
    • Students need to participate in the class, set high expectations for themselves, and value the content being taught in the classroom.
    • Students take pride in their work and do their best on assignments.


Possible artifacts

Artifacts for component 2B could include the following:

  • Students are engaged and genuinely care about what they are doing and learning.
  • Teacher encourages higher order thinking skills during a lesson.
  • Teacher provides high expectations for students to follow
  • Student work is displayed
  • Visual aides are provided to assist learners.


Danielson, C. (2007). Enhancing professional practice a framework for teaching (2nd ed.). Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


  • Open your component 2B page in your digital portfolio
  • Upload a screenshot of your digital portfolio component 2B with write up to My GCC.
  • Be sure to publish your website!
  • Complete a write up on your component 2B page that describes in your words and citing Danielson to the following questions:

  1. What is component 2B?
  2. Why do you need it?
  3. What are the elements?
  4. What are some artifacts you can use to show competency with component 2B?
  • Try to be original here don't just write down my ideas. Include materials that you may have from other classes.

Synthesis & Tech

Tweet out a connection between component 2B and one of the following:


2. Growth Mindset


4. Another education class

5. Application for your future classroom

6. The 4 C's

Be sure to use the class hashtag #gccedu and take a screenshot to upload to My GCC!