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Posted on October 18, 2015 9:25 pm
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JezaHa
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Is TKES Too Much?
I haven't been teaching very long, but I have heard about the different variations of teacher observations during the years. Veteran teachers and administrators I've talked to say it allows the administrator multiple opportunities to get inside of the classroom. The flip side is, administration does not have time to do a whole lot else. A principal with over 50 teachers having to do 2 walk throughs and a 30 minute summative is a lot. Imagine those who have more than that! Is this requirement too much, and should the start revisit it to make adjustments?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 18, 2015 9:38 pm

aQahan
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I think that TKES is on the right track with providing relevant evaluation measures and procedures for administrators as well as teachers, but I also think that they have a LONG way to go. To answer your question, yes, I do believe that it is too much. However, to evaluate a teacher on ten standards in just a few short observations is not enough for the administrator to obtain a clear picture of what is going on in that classroom. So, a happy medium must be found.
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ezyHes
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It seems that there is no real solution to this yet.
  Posted on: March 5, 2016 7:09 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 19, 2015 1:01 am

gegede
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The requirement is time consuming. I sometimes debate whether these "evaluations" are just another task on a list of things for administrators to do. One way to resolve assumptions that it maybe too much is for admins to not only provide feedback, but to actually offer support and professional development to help teachers meet professional goals. Without proper feedback and support for teachers to improve evaluations really are simply another task for administrators to complete.
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Posted October 12, 2017 10:22 pm

jysema
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Perhaps a good solution is to set up a independent hired admin to do the walk throughs.
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