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Conference on Educational Leadership

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Volume 8  |  Issue 3  |  November 8, 2012  
Teacher Evaluation: What's Fair? What's Effective?

The Teacher Evaluation Conundrum: Value Added or Devalued Teaching?

In this webinar, Heidi Hayes Jacobs takes a provocative look at teacher evaluation and whether it squares with the goals of a 21st century education.


2013 Annual Conference in Chicago

Registration for the 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibit Show is now open! Visit our new microsite for more information.



EL Study Guide on iTunes U

This free course, available exclusively through iTunes U, is a structured way to deepen your learning through inquiry on a selection of articles from each issue of Educational Leadership. Add the November EL guide to your course shelf, today!



Evaluations Present Philosophical and Logistical Challenges

A look at some of the trade-offs of new teacher evaluation polices.


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Moving Beyond the Textbook

The textbook, with corporate authors intending to convey a lot of information to a broad audience, often comes across as overwhelming or boring—or both. How can teachers move beyond the textbook to offer compelling lesson content and diverse materials that can engage students?



Teacher Evaluation: What's Fair? What's Effective?


Educational Leadership November 2012

The challenge of teacher evaluation, at its root, is a system pulled in two directions: one way is judgment, and the other is support. This issue of ASCD Express, along with the November issue of Educational Leadership, explores practices for leading your school toward common ground on this divisive topic.


Engineering School Cultures for Successful Teacher Evaluation

These seven steps can help schools change the culture so that any new (or current) teacher evaluation methods can be effective.


What Mind-Sets Drive Teacher Effectiveness?

Explore five dispositions that direct teacher behaviors that affect student learning.


No More Valentines

In most districts, teacher evaluations are filled with platitudes and all teachers are graded "above average." Obviously, this situation helps no one. In this article, we learn about three places that have improved the evaluation process.


Tools for Implementation

Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching (DVD)   Qualities of Effective Teachers, 2nd Edition
Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching (DVD)   Qualities of Effective Teachers, 2nd Edition

Marzano on Evaluation That Helps Teachers Improve

Marzano on Evaluation That Helps Teachers ImproveWhat is shared and different, about evaluation systems that rate, and evaluation systems that raise, the skills of teachers?

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Blog Watch:
@ The Chalk Face

Tour education policy news and commentary at the ground level.


Field Notes:
Setting a Common Course

Jessica BohnA principal fine-tunes walk-through practices to support teachers in implementing Common Core–based instruction.



Education in the Election:
Getting to Work Stopping Sequestration

With the election in the rear-view mirror, stopping sequestration is the new main event.


"If we give up the dimension of the personal, we risk relinquishing one of the most powerful sites of resistance. The celebration of the personal, however, can indicate a myopia, an inability to see how larger structures of the economy and the state circumscribe, if not determine, the fragile realm of the individual."

—poet Caroline Forché