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Teacher Evaluation is More than a State Exam Score

With the Race to the Top grant as the catalyst, teacher evaluation is the hot topic Du Jour. Back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was a classroom teacher my evaluation was based on classroom management. If I didn’t send kids to the office I was …

Professional Development: A Few Tips You May Not Find in the Literature

By this time, most of us are very aware of the important role that professional development plays in our goal to raise student achievement. Over the years, much has been written as to the make-up of effective professional development. Discover what isn'…