Improved Principal Roles

Teacher Evaluation:
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Following the new practices described in this site can improve the roles of administrators in teacher supervision, evaluation, and leadership. Improvement is in terms of better power relationships and freed up time for administrators.

When teachers bring satisfactory data Forms to the evaluation process, the administrator is freed up from the role of sole data gatherer and summative judge. We have found that few teachers who furnish sufficient credible data need the time-consuming processes of clinical supervision. This frees up time for the principal to use for:

1. Discretionary time to do her job as school manager and instructional leader.

2. Monitoring

3. Work with beginning teachers

4. Work with teachers having difficulty