Component 2A

creating an environment of respect and rapport

Quest Overview

  • In this quest, you will learn about Danielson component 2A.
  • You will read about the Danielson component 2A (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 2A 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 2A?
  • Why is it important?
  • What are the elements associated with component 2A?
  • What are the artifacts you can create to demonstrate competency in component 2A in your digital portfolio?

Understanding Component 2A: creating an environment of respect and rapport

What is Component 2A?

  • This component is all about creating an effective and efficient classroom environment for both students and teacher.
  • Teachers will gain respect and the students will enjoy learning.
  • Research has shown that when students are immersed in positive classroom environments, they flourish.

Why do we need to know about component 2A?

  • Component 2A is important, because:
    • Teaching depends upon the relationships between people.
    • We need to manage, support, help maintain, & at times initiate relationships with and among students in a positive manner.
    • We must be aware of both our verbal and nonverbal communication in the classroom.
    • All students must feel valued and safe.
    • We must encourage risk taking in the classroom.


Possible artifacts

Artifacts for component 2A could include the following:

  • Demonstrate evidence of positive and meaningful interactions with students. For example, "caught you being good" notes or phone calls home that are positive
  • Demonstration of positive relationships with each other.


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


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

  1. What is component 2A?
  2. Why do you need it?
  3. What are the elements?
  4. What are some artifacts you can use to show competency with component 2A?
  • 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 2A 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!