Industry Leaders Comment on Making Evaluation Meaningful

Industry Leaders Comment on Making Evaluation Meaningful

Making Education Meaningful
Making Evaluation Meaningful   Re-evaluate your perspective on teacher evaluation to truly transform school performance! The tools, strategies, and reflections in this book provide realistic solutions to the problem faced by many schools: meaningless evaluation. A considerable amount of time, energy, and money is spent on the teacher evaluation process, yet the question remains whether it is truly transforming the learning of teachers and, therefore, students. This practical guide shows how evaluation can become the tie that binds all school improvement activities together to: Bring clarity and purpose to all educators making their roles more effective Improve teacher practice since they receive better support Increase student achievement and overall school culture     "For years, building leaders have been agonizing over teacher evaluations, pouring countless hours into a practice that…
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Interview with Larry Ferlazzo about Making Evaluation Meaningful

Interview with Larry Ferlazzo about Making Evaluation Meaningful

Making Education Meaningful
PJ Caposey agreed to answer a few questions about his new book, Making Evaluation Meaningful: Transforming the Conversation to Transform Schools. Dr. PJ Caposey is an award-winning principal and superintendent who is an expert in teacher evaluation, school culture, personalized learning, and student voice. Find him on Twitter and Instagram @MCUSDSupe. LF: You talk about the importance of giving teachers feedback using a "why, how, what" formula. This seems to me to be a good strategy for teachers' giving student feedback, too.  Can you talk about this method, including an example or two? PJ Caposey: I stole this as my preferred method of communication from Simon Sinek's Ted Talk and I attempt to route all of my communication this way. I focus on the relevancy of the message first and then work…
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