A "One Liner":
Measure teacher and
student performance. . . change and align principal behavior to become
a consistent part of the educational process (an instructional leader) while
collaborating teachers to increase awareness of their own performance as well as the
performance of their students. . .monitor teacher and student performance
Why is what we are
doing so different?
Each principal and teacher have
the same amount of information and access information. This information
is utilized to aid all educators in reflection for the purpose of
improving instruction (use it with the teachers, not against them)
Principals do not "skulk through
rooms" trying to "catch" teachers doing a poor job. Instead, the
principals become part of the classroom helping students learn and
partnering with teachers to improve instruction. (don't
blame them, collaborate with them)
One hour summer meetings: We
meet with each teacher one on one for a full hour during the summer.
This sets a tone of honest communication and collaboration.
Each teacher evaluates their own
instructional practices with the exact same instruments the principals will use
to evaluate them.