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ERIC Number: ED495627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-13
Pages: 224
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-4129-1473-4
The Marginal Teacher: A Step-by-Step Guide to Fair Procedures for Identification and Dismissal
Lawrence, C. Edward
Corwin Press
This third edition offers timely solutions for successfully dealing with marginal teachers. Lawrence illustrates the proper actions that principals should integrate into the evaluation processes to successfully gather documentation to help improve or terminate an ineffective teacher. Complete with tools and resources to streamline the evaluation process, the reader will find: (1) An updated PC or Mac CD-ROM with customizable forms, checklists, calendars, and teacher dismissal documentation; (2) Understanding the evaluation process, procedures, policies, and new legislation; (3) Handling nontenured teacher dismissal; (4) Integrating classroom observation techniques; (5) Dealing with teacher misconduct; and (6) Incorporating action steps for conducting the school level dismissal meeting. Let this time-tested guide ease the difficult task of teacher dismissal. Following a List of Sample Resource Documents, A Cautionary Note, Preface, Acknowledgments and About the Author, this book is divided into ten chapters: (1) Preparing for the Teacher Evaluation Process; (2) Understanding Misconduct and the Teacher Appraisal Process; (3) Describing the Marginal and the Good Teacher; (4) Starting the New School Year; (5) Organizing the Unsatisfactory Teacher Evaluation Binder; (6) Observing All Teachers; (7) Implementing an Intensive Assistance Plan; (8) Getting Ready for the School-Level Dismissal Meeting; (9) Conducting the School-Level Dismissal Meeting; and (10) Presenting Before an Impartial Hearing Officer/Body. This book also contains: Resource A: Sample Letters Sent to Supervisor; Resource B: Calendar With Suggested Timeline of Actions; Resource C: Summary Chart of Teacher Evaluation Statutes; and Resource D: Sample Unsatisfactory Teacher Evaluation Documentation. Concluded is an Index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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