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11 Ways to Make Teacher Evaluations More Meaningful and Less Stressful

11 Ways to Make Teacher Evaluations More Meaningful and Less Stressful

What every teacher is thinking at evaluation time: “On top of teaching now we have to worry about our teacher evaluations?” The additional workload, the judgement, being put on the spot and held accountable . . . all of these things are stressors not just to teachers,...
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...
One school’s incredible response to Covid-19 and Teacher Evaluation (A Guest Post from Dr. Kelly Andrews)

One school’s incredible response to Covid-19 and Teacher Evaluation (A Guest Post from Dr. Kelly Andrews)

COVID-19 has changed how we provide education this year. One of the first questions the administration at our school received was: “How will teacher evaluations be impacted and on what will they be based?” This is an area that was not of immediate concern to...
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...