Component 3E

Demonstrating flexibility & responsiveness

Quest Overview

  • In this quest, you will learn about Danielson component 3E.
  • Understanding: You will read about the Danielson component 3E (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).
  • Explore: complete a write up for Component 3E 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.
  • Synthesis: 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 3E?
  • Why is it important?
  • What are the elements associated with component 3E?
  • What are the artifacts you can create to demonstrate competency in component 3E in your digital portfolio?

Understanding Component 3E: Demonstrating flexibility & responsiveness

What is Component 3E?

  • Ability to be flexible during a lesson or a teaching experience.
  • Adjust our lesson if it is not going well in order to persevere.

Why do we need to know about component 3E?

Component 3E is important, because as teachers we must:
  • Be able to adapt to new situations as they arise in our classrooms.
  • We may need to make adjustments to our lesson when things are just not going well
  • We need to be able to pick up on the cue from our students and adapt accordingly.
  • Use those teachable moments in our classrooms.
  • We need to be persistent in our teaching.


Possible artifacts

Artifacts for component 3E could include the following:
  • Homework contracts signed by teacher, student, and parent.

  • Examples of how you adapted a lesson for students.

  • Examples of lesson plans with modifications/accommodations.

  • Examples of when the teacher initiated to assist students in their learning.


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


  • Open your component 3E page in your digital portfolio
  • Upload a screenshot of your digital portfolio component 3E with write up to My GCC.
  • Be sure to publish your website!
  • Complete a write up on your component 3E page that describes in your words and citing Danielson to the following questions:

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

Synthesis & Test

Tweet out a connection between component 3E 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!