Who will be evaluating the evaluators and determining that they are actually qualified to know good teaching when they see it? Too many principals spend a minimal amount of time, if any, as teachers before "moving up" into administration. In the case of a K-6 school with which I am familiar, the principal has no background, training, nor experience in elementary education--all of her prior education career was spent in middle or high schools, and none of it as a regular classroom teacher. What kind of fair and balanced and well-informed evaluation is she really able to offer an elementary teacher?
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Teacher comments New York Times...