Most educator evaluation systems are designed to determine levels of proficiency and effectiveness while revealing areas of opportunity and growth. Supports that facilitate growth in practice are often embedded and can be used to leverage real-time coaching opportunities. However, these tools when underused or misused can undermine the goal of improving teaching and learning. When an evaluation instrument is focused and enacted more on highlighting teacher deficiencies with no ongoing cycle of observation, feedback, and coaching, trust in the process is eroded. Combined with a lack of transparency, pervasive distrust breeds apathy and educator dissatisfaction. Teaching early principals strategies to mitigate the cycle of distrust can help ensure teacher evaluation systems and tools are growth-centric tools used to maximize results. Within this topic, BL Coaches will lead principals in fostering trust and confidence in the teacher evaluation process through increased transparency and support.
This learning experience is designed for those newer to the Principal role, assistant principals, and teacher leaders developing leadership knowledge and skills.
I leverage trust and transparency to maximize the use of teacher evaluation systems and tools to facilitate educator growth.
Frame the Problem of Practice
Explore the Problem of Practice
Action Plan to Address the Problem of Practice