Too much of the new emphasis on teacher evaluation is designed as a “gotcha” game to provide evidence to fire teachers. But too much of old teacher evaluation was merely compliance-focused and had results such as 96% of all teachers being effective.
That’s a result that is simply silly.
Here’s an alternative that is consistent with schools as professional learning communities. This model stresses evaluation as a tool to improve instruction.
As a boss, the only valid reason to criticize someone who works for me is if it will improve their performance. Otherwise I am just satisfying my ego.
Unfortunately this common sense approach to teacher evaluation looks like it is going to get shot down for political reasons.
Here’s the link.
Thinking about a career in teaching? Not sure how to advance your career? Give us a call, and we’ll talk you through the process, from initial (provisional) certification all the way through administration and doctoral programs.
Where do you fit? What do you need?
We can help. Call now 877-922-2483