TeachThought's day 3 challenge is to: "Discuss one 'observation' area that you would like to improve on your teacher evaluation".
It's five minutes until day 4 of the blogging challenge, so I've gotta write quickly!
In my school board, teachers are only evaluated every five years and I am pretty sure I'm not due for an observation for a few years yet. However, I'm always working on improving my practice.
An area I would like to be observed in this year, if possible, is in ongoing formative and summative assessments. Based on my own experience and feedback from students and families, this is an area for growth. In response, I've created my Annual Learning Plan for students. In the coming weeks, I will have one on one meetings with each of my twenty-three students (yep, my class reached it's cap today!) and their families. Together, we will collaborate to set curriculum-related goals for each student. The Annual Learning Plan document will be shared with students and their parents or guardians. Periodically, I will add feedback and have check-ins with each student to monitor progress.
Please let me know if you have any ideas on how to make this document more powerful or helpful for all three stakeholders: students, families and teachers.