Have you ever used teacher evaluation data to make informed decisions on professional development for your staff? At Standard For Success, we call this going “beyond compliance”.
At this point, you have probably completed all of your teacher evaluations, but how do you really know the important instructional areas where your teachers need professional development? Every evaluation rubric has at least one section on “Instruction”. When you look closely at the data from this section, you can usually discover trends. Some positive and some that are not.
One trend that seems to be the most prevalent is the need for professional development on questioning techniques. When was the last time classroom teachers had a good discussion on Bloom’s Taxonomy or any other questioning technique? Our mission statement at Standard For Success is: Better teachers. Better students. Better world. By using your evaluation data, you can go “beyond compliance” and make informed professional development decisions that make your teachers better.