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May 08, 2018

Students' Perceptions of Teacher Quality

John R. Jones and Misty Henry report: "Today, schools are under tremendous pressure to improve student achievement and sometimes at the expense of failing to help teachers get better at instruction. It seems the emphasis is placed on lack of student achievement and not on its remedy."

November 16, 2017

How Do You Weigh a Teacher?

Authors Art Costa and Bena Kallick tell us, "When considering teacher quality, we are concerned about whether the teacher has the more enduring habits that will serve them well as they continue to learn, grow and respond positively to change."

November 09, 2017

When Evaluation Teaches, Learners Reap the Benefits

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.

September 21, 2017

Teacher Evaluation: Why Multiple Measures Matter

In an industry as large as public education and where learning is our business, one might think we'd lead the way in measures of accountability. But we are not.

September 12, 2017

It's Time for Teacher Evaluation and It's Only September!

How many can say that through the observation and evaluation process teaching and learning has improved and students were the beneficiaries?

July 16, 2017

Improving Teacher Practice Through The Evaluation Process

When encouragement and support are the partners of observation and evaluation, the process is worth the time it take.

April 09, 2017

Evaluations: Exhausting Routine or Motivating Capstone?

Evaluation is intended to serve two masters: one is accountability and the other is professional development. 3 ways to shift thinking and practice.

January 15, 2017

Discover the Power of The Words 'Not Yet'

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

Is Your Time Spent on Accountability or Capacity Building?

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

Is the Opt-Out Movement in N.Y. at a Tipping Point?

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.

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