Whether evaluating teachers or students, making what matters clear is essential. Even when a rubric or checklist attempts to make things well defined, communication and understanding can be elusive.
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November 09, 2017
April 09, 2017
Evaluation is intended to serve two masters: one is accountability and the other is professional development. 3 ways to shift thinking and practice.
March 19, 2017
Principals, and all other school leaders, will find success when their work is based on these 3 fundamental qualities.
January 15, 2017
In formal/academic learning what often gets in the way, for children and professionals, is the lack of time and effort given to understanding and agreeing to the objectives and standards to which we are striving.
August 02, 2016
There is no evidence to indicate that a process intended to evaluate by placing a word or number on the actions of another is effective in developing capacity or changing practice.
April 10, 2016
Spring testing season has arrived and, the tug of war about the tests continues. The charges made against the tests, in general, boil down to 6 essentials.
April 03, 2016
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.
March 17, 2016
In schools, observations and evaluations of teachers and principals can be a contentious event rather than a productive process. Capturing actions and being able to reflect upon them offers a growth experience.
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.