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11 Ways to Make Teacher Evaluations More Meaningful and Less Stressful

The additional workload, the judgement, being put on the spot and held accountable . . . all of these things are stressors not just to teachers, but to any working professional. Here are some suggestions on how the evaluator can lower stress while making...
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Ask Me Anything: 6 Answers to Your Questions About Teacher Evaluations.

The most effective method for evaluating a teacher is dual, mutual involvement and ongoing collaboration in the evaluation process.
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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...
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Teacher Evaluation: The upside of artifacts

What is the benefit of using Artifacts for Teacher Evaluations? In teacher evaluations it may be impossible to demonstrate a proficiency through a lesson that is being observed, but that proficiency can be demonstrated through artifacts. An example might...
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Professional Development for Teachers – 5 Common Mistakes

As teacher evaluation software providers, it pains us to hear from teachers and administrators who are unsatisfied with how professional development (PD) is occurring in their school or district. Evaluations are less effective if they aren’t tied to...
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