Evaluations will be part of the educational process for children and the adults who learn and work in our schools for the foreseeable future. But, the system ought not rely on the evaluations to motivate.
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April 03, 2016
March 22, 2016
It is in the hands of the teachers and leaders to grab hold of the assessments developed within the school and have them be more reflective of the school's values about student success, using feedback, coaching, and encouragement along the learning path.
January 14, 2016
Flattery does not contribute to self-confidence. It is shallow and is easily detectable as such.
December 17, 2015
The impossible task of motivating people to change their practice while evaluating them (rating them) is now not only expected of the principals, but of their supervisors as well.
December 10, 2015
The children will benefit from the observation process when it is based upon creating motivated, empowered teachers.
December 06, 2015
Feedback that is descriptive, anchored, timely, meaningful, and respectful can increase the likelihood that the receiver can and will use it to improve upon the work.