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Learning From What DOESN’T Work in Teacher Evaluations

Learning From What DOESN’T Work in Teacher Evaluations

What have we learned about educator effectiveness evaluations since 2011? Across the country we have certainly learned from our successes and mistakes. According to the Phi Delta Kappan article, Learning From What Doesn’t Work in Teacher Evaluation, there are four...
Ask Me Anything:  6 Answers to Your Questions About Teacher Evaluations.

Ask Me Anything: 6 Answers to Your Questions About Teacher Evaluations.

1. What is the most effective way to evaluate a teacher? Answer: The most effective method for evaluating a teacher is dual, mutual involvement and ongoing collaboration in the evaluation process. The teacher, being guided by the evaluator, is consulted and involved...
4 Changes That Will Make a Difference With Your Teacher Evaluation Process

4 Changes That Will Make a Difference With Your Teacher Evaluation Process

As teachers work in the classroom, they are constantly self-assessing how their lessons went and changes that are needed to improve upon the lesson and their teaching. When it comes to teacher evaluations the same self-assessing should be done yearly. There are many...
The real conversation around “hold harmless” when it comes to teacher evaluation

The real conversation around “hold harmless” when it comes to teacher evaluation

The Governor of Indiana has on his desk legislation that allows teachers and schools to be shielded from penalties from last year’s poor statewide standardized test scores. “Hold harmless” legislation (SB 2) was sent to the governor’s desk Monday. It is...