More than ever, this third edition of the best-selling Writing Meaningful Evaluations-Right Now!! is vital tool for every busy administrator.
In an era of increasing demands for quality performance-based evaluations, this book offers supervisors a diverse bank of areas to address during an evaluation plus sample phrases to assist in describing a teacher's performance. By supplying users with quick and efficient tools for writing fact-filled and comprehensive teacher evaluations, the book empowers educators to verbalize their goals and vision for their schools.
Updated throughout, this essential reference guide provides sample evaluations, forms, performance proficiency statements, and a timesaving CD-ROM with forms that can be easily customized. The book greatly enhances administrators' capacity for monitoring, assessing, and documenting instructional performance by providing tools for developing evaluations that are individualized and that provide an accurate, meaningful record for both administrators and staff.
Cornelius L. Barker is a much sought-after lecturer for school and community groups on the subject of current cognitive and behavioral trends exhibited by today's youth. His career in education has spanned more than 25 years in the capacity of classroom teacher and administrator on both the elementary and secondary levels. Claudette J. Searchwell is a retired elementary school principal whose career spanned has 34 years in the public schools. Her service in the field of education includes posts as classroom teacher, assistant principal and principal, assistant director of a federal basic skills program, and coordinator of citywide afterschool and summer programs. Her post-retirement position was that of adjunct professor at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, where she served as supervisor of pre-certification students engaged in their senior internship. Claudette is currently an education contributor to a charter school.
Preface by Claudette J. Searchwell About the Authors Introduction I. Writing the Evaluation: Performance Statements, Suggested "Pats on the Back," and Vocabulary Aids 1. Professional Acumen Performance Statements A. Personal and Professional Attributes B. Professional Ability C. Professional Development D. Reflections on Performance E. Adherence to Mandates F. The Professional Learning Community/Collaboration Vocabulary Aids Suggested "Pats on the Back" 2. The Positive Learning Environment Performance Statements A. Rapport With Students B. Nurturing Student Self-Esteem C. Providing Emotional Support/Building Emotional Strength D. Classroom Climate/Culture E. Student Management/Discipline F. Promoting Student Safety and Well-Being (in class/school) G. Promoting Student Safety and Well-Being (off-site) H. Collaborating With Parents to Support Student Achievement and Well-Being Vocabulary Aids Suggested "Pats on the Back" 3. Preparation and Organization Performance Statements A. Lesson Planning B. Record Keeping/Reports C. Visuals, Displays, Collections D. Physical Plant, Equipment and Supplies Vocabulary Aids Suggested "Pats on the Back" 4. Delivery of Instruction Performance Statements A. Motivating Students to Learn B. Promoting Student Academic Growth C. Clarity of Presentation D. Instructional Practices E. Technology As a Teaching Tool F. Differentiated Instruction G. Multiple Intelligences H. Cooperative Learning/Student Collaboration I. Critical/Higher-Order Thinking J. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) K. Special Education L. Sex/Family Life Education M. Environmental Education Vocabulary Aids Suggested "Pats on the Back" 5. Measuring Student Growth Performance Statements A. Empowering Students to Succeed B. Conducting Ongoing Assessments C. Strategies Employed to Evaluate Students D. Utilizing Evaluation Data Vocabulary Aids Suggested "Pats on the Back" II. Other Helpful Resources for Writing Performance Evaluations 6. Planbook Notations 7. The Evaluation Organizer 8. Sample Written Evaluations, With Commentary 9. Record of Evaluations Form 10. A Checklist of Basic Documentation and/or Conditions 11. Conference Forms 12. Informal Observation Form 13. Clinical Observation Data Form 14. Using Technology in Teaching/Learning 15. Common Areas of Concern, With Suggested Remedies 16. Chronology of Evaluation Activities 17. Cross-Reference of Key Terms