Teacher Performance Evaluation: Instructional Planning

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Since this Teacher Evaluation Process is so new to everyone, I started a series of posts to help guide everyone through the wilderness.  If you missed my first post on Standard One you can find it here.  These are all based off of the Virginia requirements (so expect to see the word SOL a lot), but for other states with waivers, it seems the requirements are very similar. Hope this post helps... Standard Two: Instructional Planning Here is what your principal needs to see: Aligns … [Read more...]

Teacher Evaluation Process: Here we go…

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Did your state get a waiver? If you teach in one of the 34 states with a No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver, then you have heard all about the teacher evaluation process.  And if you are like me you keep hearing about it, but you are not sure how to really navigate it yourself.  I have talked to teachers all over the state in which I work (Virginia) and there does seem to be a lot of confusion as to how the evaluation program will work.  And as confused as I am/was, it turns out my school has … [Read more...]

7 Reasons there are 2 Million Homeschooled Children

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I teach at a local community college and I have noticed every semester that I have more and more students who were homeschooled k-12.  I have also noticed from listening to talk radio and reading the local editorials, that more and more people are dissatisfied with the American Public Education system.  So I looked into this a little more and I found out according to the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) there are over 2 million home-educated children in the United States.  And … [Read more...]