Just curious to hear from other high-incidence special education teachers/admins regarding the Danielson model, specifically whether or not you believe the Danielson model is appropriate for students with special needs. My answer is "it depends" and "not every day." My first of two Danielson based observations went really well, so I'm not here to complain, but I do believe that students with disabilities require greater scaffolding (ie; teacher directed learning) than those without disabilities. In Danielson's world this means an Excellent rating would be off the table as to reach this distinction, the teacher basically gets out of the way and entrusts the students with running the procedures of the classroom. Unless I am misunderstanding Danielson which is possible. I learned today, BTW, that Danielson is not a teacher by trade but an economist.