Teachers Should Be Evaluated Like Athletes: Here’s Why

Good post, which really highlights how badly teacher evaluation is done around the world. Rather than “evaluation”, we have used a system in which teachers share goals for improvement with school leaders and then work towards those goals. a mix of self evaluation, peer evaluation, interviews and classroom observations are used as evidence of commitment to improvement. This, of course, was done in a school environment with a goal of becoming a genuine learning community.

The point is, that it is whole systems that need to be overhauled to encourage teachers to want to be learners, rather than measuring teacher “effectiveness” against educationally-invalid indicators, such as test scores.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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