ERIC Number: ED427050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Meaningful Teacher Evaluations--Right Now!! The Principal's Quick-Start Reference Guide.
Barker, Cornelius L.; Searchwell, Claudette J.
Curriculum, instruction, classroom climate, enhancement of self-esteem, and organizing for teaching are readily evaluated by using this manual for teacher evaluation. Five performance areas outlined in part 1 list benchmark skills associated with sound teaching skills: (1) proficiency with curriculum; (2) evaluating student growth; (3) preparation and readiness; (4) instructional performance; and (5) interaction/climate. Part 1 also includes sections titled "Vocabulary Aids" and sections in which statements that can be used to acknowledge excellent performance are offered as "Suggested Pats on the Back." Part 2 offers practical assistance with many of the ancillary areas that the administrator or supervisor faces when evaluating staff. "Common Areas of Concern, with Suggested Remedies" lists basic remedial actions for some of the more common teaching deficiencies. The "Evaluation Organizer," an innovative tool on which observed classroom practices can be noted, allows the busy administrator to transcribe brief notations into in-depth statements. "Sample Written Evaluations" illustrates ways even subtle nuances of teaching performance can be captured. Other useful tools include a cross reference of key terms, a chronology of evaluation activities, a record of evaluations, and a checklist of basic documentation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Administration, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Supervision, Teaching Skills
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6733-0, $24.95; cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6732-2, $54.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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