Category Archive: Teacher Evaluations

Oct 13

Selecting the Best Novels to Teach ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 6

Teacher Evaluations EeI When I first created this blog, I wrote a series of posts on teacher evaluations. Using PowerPoint ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 1 Displaying Student Work ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 2 Display Board ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 3 Questioning Students ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 4 Student Portfolios ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 5 I …

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Oct 15

A Teacher’s Reference Guide to Questioning

Using Higher Level Questions TEAM Evaluations With every TEAM evaluation, evaluators must find an area of weakness. Teachers must then come up with an action plan for improving this area. During one evaluation, my area of weakness was I needed to use a greater variety of questions during classroom instruction.   Higher Level Questions To improve …

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Jan 09

Student Portfolios ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 5

Student Portfolios When teachers read this statement, “Portfolio-based with clear illustrations of student progress toward state content standards,” from the list of requirements on the teacher evaluation rubric, I repeatedly heard teachers say they would just take a mark down in this area. There was no way they could create individual portfolios for their students. …

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Dec 08

Sound Devices ~~ Alliteration, Rhyme, and Onomatopoeia

  Sound Devices ~~ Alliteration, Rhyme, and Onomatopoeia As I was looking through some lesson plans to decide what to share in this post, I came across two lesson plans I had created for my 2012/2013 school year observations. Since I wasn’t sure which class the observation would take place, I planned lessons for an entire day. …

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Jun 18

Questioning Students ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 4

Calling on Students Questioning Students Questioning students is an important part of the evaluation lesson. Not only must teachers ask questions from all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, but they must also call on both volunteers and non-volunteers. On top of this, the non-volunteers must represent a random mix of students. BOY! What a lot to …

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Jun 15

Display Board ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 3

Displaying Standards in the Classroom The TEAM evaluation process requires teachers to post teaching standards, as well as essential questions, lesson goals, and vocabulary. I found that for observations, this type of display board is essential. Display Board This was created using a display board like the ones used for science fairs. I purchased ordinary …

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Jun 11

Displaying Student Work ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 2

Displaying Student Work One component of our teacher evaluation is displaying current student work. I actually heard one evaluator say that she looks at student work to see in the edges are curled up. This was a sign the page had been displayed for a while. Another teacher said she was marked down because she …

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May 29

Using PowerPoint ~ Teacher Evaluations Part 1

In the past couple of years, teacher evaluations have become more and more stressful. I admire teachers who can perform under pressure with ease. Since I am not one of those teachers, I have come up with a number of gimmicks [for lack of a better word] to help me remember the one hundred or …

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