Hi everyone, I’ll be starting my first year of teaching next year and I have a question about observations from evaluators. The teacher I completed student teaching with often had independent work days where students were expected to sit quietly, make up missing work or sit quietly and work independently on a review packet. I also follow many teachers on Instagram and frequently see teachers using “Starbucks Mode” where students work independently and quietly. My question is, I love this idea but what do you do if an administrator or evaluator walks in for an observation? Do you explain to them what’s going on? Will they understand and just come back another time or will they be upset and expect you to do something?