Developments in Teacher Evaluations

Is Technology the Key to Better Teacher Evaluations

Let’s talk about the purpose of an employee evaluation — or, in this case, a teacher evaluation. It all comes down to providing constructive feedback that will help employees improve the way they do their jobs. On the surface, it seems fairly simple....
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How to Define What Really Matters When Evaluating Teachers

When recounting our childhood experiences, many of us to quickly cite a favorite teacher who made a difference in our lives. Defining what made those teachers memorable comes easy to many of us. Perhaps, one teacher was hard on his students — pushing...
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4 Ways to Reduce Teacher Turnover Rates

In early 2015, NPR sounded the alarm over what appeared to be a trend for high teacher turnover rates — citing that the “revolving door of teachers” is costing school systems billions a year. The numbers cited in the report — 50 percent of new...
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Conduct Employee Performance Evaluations that Engage Teachers

Teacher evaluations are considered an essential component of your management duties. However, the time invested in the process could be useless if employees aren’t responding to the feedback you’re giving. Ensure that your teachers are more receptive...
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How School Districts are Using Technology to Improve Teacher Evaluations

Nearly 50 years have passed since Dr. Robert Goldhammer published what would become the first widely embraced handbook for teacher evaluations. The principles outlined by Goldhammer included five phases of supervision — observation conference, observation,...
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