Evaluations work when teachers get involved!
Word of Wisdom from Two Teachers
Hope Street Group Fellows Doreen Palucci and Dru Davison share a teacher's perspective on teacher evaluation reforms.
As states and school districts look to reform their teacher evaluation programs, they should incorporate teachers in the process because teachers can offer on-the-ground insight to better the system, communicate to their colleagues about the new program, aid in its successful implementation, and provide continuous feedback for improvement.
While the Playbook website gives detailed instructions and real world examples of how state and district policy makers can engage teachers in evaluation reform, there are also a number of things teachers can do to start getting involved. Whether you only have a few minutes on your lunch break or if you want to dive in head first into the policy world, below are a few things you can do to get started: