Domain 5 & 6

Professional Communication & Development

Domain 5: Professional Communication

Things administrators will be looking for:


  • The teacher uses appropriate and accurate written communication with students.
  • The teacher uses appropriate and accurate verbal and non-verbal communication with students.
  • The teacher encourages and supports students who are reluctant or having difficulty.
  • The teacher uses appropriate and accurate written, verbal, and non-verbal modes of communication with parents, staff, community members, and other professionals.
  • The teachers’ interactions are supportive, courteous, respectful, and encouraging, to students who are reluctant and having difficulty.


Things to document:


  • Written communication with a student
  • Verbal/non-verbal communication with a student
  • Communication with reluctant students
  • Written with parents, staff, community members, and other professionals.
  • Verbal/non-verbal with parents, staff, community members, and other professionals.
  • Supportive, courteous communiqués.

Domain 6: Professional Development

Things administrators will be looking for:
  • The teacher determines and participates in professional development goals and activities that are aligned with the goals of the campus and the goals of the district.
  • The teacher correlates professional development activities with assigned subject matter and the varied needs of students.
  • The teacher exhibits a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and other professionals for continuous growth and development.
  • The teacher correlates professional development activities with the prior performance appraisal.


Things to document:


  • Campus and district goals
  • Individual student needs
  • Prior performance appraisal
  • Improvement of student performance