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  •  One of the things to watch out for (0+ / 0-)

    is that some of the formalized rubrics for evaluation are so prescriptive that they are not working out well. You need a good person doing the evaluations and you need to give them the freedom to tailor them to the staff member. Evaluations really need to be set up as mentoring and professional development rather than as some sort of adversarial situation.

    I really want principals to pop in on classes unannounced all the time to get a bead on what is happening, rather than having the only source of an eval being the formal rubric that can only be done once a blue moon because of the time involved.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 10:06:03 PM PDT

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    •  I don't think observation by itself is sufficient (0+ / 0-)

      I would include parent and student (depending on age) surveys, student work and standardized tests.

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