Note: I am participating in a 30-day blog challenge as part of Reflective Teacher Month at Teach Thought. I am looking forward to learning more about myself, my pedagogy and my colleagues. Day 3 Prompt: Discuss one “observation” area that you would like to improve on for your teacher evaluation. I’ve discussed my evaluations from two years ago and the […]
A Facebook friend recently tagged me in a post, asking a very interesting question about the value added model component of teacher evaluations. Her question: …will you be punished if students perform poorly? If not I see not one bad thing about this; we’re investing in or future is how I look at it.
Like them or not, teacher evaluation systems are here. As a new alternatively certified teacher, I like having someone in my classroom observing me, offering feedback on what I’m doing, and making suggestions for how I can improve. My principal last year observed me once, using the Tulsa Evaluation System, told me that I’d scored […]