How are you recording and collecting qualitative and/or quantitative evidence during your formal and informal classroom observations/walkthroughs? How are you sharing this feedback with your teachers and encouraging reflection to foster professional growth? Recently there has been an increased focus on formative evaluations to improve educator effectiveness.
A growing number of districts are putting a greater emphasis on more frequent and shorter ”pop-in” three to six-minute observations/walkthroughs to provide on-going feedback to their teachers during the year. Besides principals and assistant principals, districts are beginning to consider or are now using coaches and/or peers to conduct classroom observations as part of the evaluation process to document what they saw, provide suggestions for improvement, and offer encouragement and praise as needed.
Are you spending more time with your current evaluation system collecting and reviewing evidence from observations/walkthroughs vs. coaching your teachers and managing professional development? To learn more about how TeachPoint’s online evaluation tool can save you time while also drive a culture of more frequent classroom observations and walkthroughs, please reach out to us at [email protected].