Teacher performance and appraisal Tag

Robert Gardner, a social-studies dept head with a long career at Edmonton high schools, on public perception/funding/support of teachers; factors affecting teacher recruitment & retention; professional learning for teachers; curriculum and assessment issues; teacher evaluation practices. ...

Michael Victory, Executive Officer of the Teacher Learning Network in Victoria, Australia, on three important tiers of PD: system-wide, school-based, and teacher-based. Argues for a “professional conversation” rather than an “inspectorate” model between school leaders and teachers. ...

Patrick Griffin, a scholar in the field of educational assessment, describes developing “learning progressions” observable by teachers in literacy and math, and how that evolved, in policy and practice, in Victoria’s Curriculum and Standards Framework as well as shaping Australia’s national policy. Griffin discusses the...