This was a good interview with Deborah Gist, the Commission of Elementary and Secondary Education in Rhode Island. She discusses what Rhode Island is doing to rollout their new Teacher Evaluation model. Gradual rollout before full implementation has been important, as well as involving teachers in the process.
She doesn’t discuss this in her interview, but much of what I have read about teacher evaluations systems around the country is that teachers need to know that principals and other evaluators are well trained, understand the system they are using really well, and are confident of the work. Principals and evaluators need to work hard to establish a culture of TRUST and TRANSPARENCY.
Read the interview with Ms. Gist at the attachment below. I have highlighted some key elements from the interview that were important to me.
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