“I hate being observed.”
That is how a teacher of the year, Justin Minkel, started his recent blog – and, it got our attention. However, we learn every day that he is not alone. After reading our new book, Feedback to Feed Forward, last month, a
It’s never a great moment when a coachee comes back after trying something you suggested to find out it didn’t work. Or is it? In a recent conversation with a school leader who was facing a performance challenge, he expressed the following concern:
“So, I did
Whether you’re working with high-performing teachers or struggling teachers—or those in between—a performance conversation can bring with it much anxiety. That was definitely the case when a concerned school-level leader approached me about an upcoming meeting with a struggling teacher. He had been working with
This is the last of a four part series on increasing the effectiveness of the teacher evaluation process. To learn more about the reason why this blog series is necessary, check out the original post outlining this work can which be found here.
I am extremely
This is the third of a four part series on increasing the effectiveness of the teacher evaluation process. The original post outlining this work can be found here and provides the groundwork for why teacher evaluation must be ‘fixed.’ This post speaks to three quick
A few weeks ago I published a blog post (found here) lamenting reasons why teacher evaluation must change. The issue is compelling.
BUT - nobody wants to only hear about what is wrong with something. In our district, we refer to this behavior as “admiring the
What makes a teacher “ineffective”? Education officials and advocacy groups can’t agree. For all the noise, infighting, and litigation over teacher evaluations and tenure, many states simply have no definition for what a good teacher—or a bad one—looks like.
As one way to measure effective,
Every system is perfectly designed to achieve the results it produces. Think about it – if a system is designed to produce great watches and 10 out of every 100 are defective, then the system as currently constituted is designed to produce great watches 90
We’re keeping close tabs on national news around the Every Student Succeeds Act as well as ESSA news from the eight most populous states in the union: CA, TX, FL, NY, IL, PA, OH, and GA. Our hope is that these brief updates will help
Now that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been signed into law, we’re keeping close tabs on national ESSA news as well as ESSA news from the eight most populous states in the union: CA, TX, FL, NY, IL, PA, OH, and GA. Our