By Elizabeth Tarbutton Teacher evaluation is a hot topic in education these days, but has anyone stopped to ask what the purpose of it all is? I think most evaluators would say that the purpose is to grow better educators to create meaningful change in schools. In order to affect these changes, evaluators collect a
By Lesley Hagelgans Now is the time to flip the script on teacher evaluations. Teachers can no longer afford to be passive in the receipt of their evaluations – both literally and figuratively. The livelihood of 3.1 million people – teachers – will be affected if they don’t become active in this process. More importantly,
Participating in the VIVA MET Writing Collaborative has been a life-changing experience for Kelly Waller.
Kwesi Ndzibah shares his thoughts on participating in the VIVA MET Idea Exchange.
VIVA Minnesota Project II – Strengthening Our Practice: A Classroom Teachers’ Approach to Evaluation
On October 26, 2012, members of VIVA Minnesota Teachers Idea Exchange II presented their report Strengthening Our Practice: A Classroom Teachers’ Approach to Evaluation to members of Governor Mark Dayton’s administration and the MDE Teacher Evaluation Work Group. Download a copy of “Strengthening Our Practice: A Classroom Teachers’ Approach to Evaluation.”
So much of the chatter in education policy these days is shaped by the goal of getting rid of bad teachers. While that is something we certainly should do, shouldn’t we spend a lot more time thinking about getting as many good teachers as possible into our nation’s classrooms? What about thinking about how to