Are You Ready to Teach Well and Meet Evaluation Goals?
Today's teachers are held to numerous professional goals and expectations. Massachusetts' leadership recently outlined expectations for professional excellence in the new Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Rubric. The Massachusetts' Teachers' Union also outlined the evaluation process in this helpful guide. Teachers whose professional practice embraces the 33 elements outlined on this rubric will serve students well since the rubric provides a description of what it means to be a professional, student-centered, effective educator.
To develop my own understanding and efforts as well as to provide a helpful guide to educators near and far, I have created this website and an additional Summer Reflections TeachFocus website. This website is an in-depth look at each standard while the Summer Reflections Teachfocus site provides an hour-per-standard reflection guide for interested educators.
This website includes the following study guides and information:
I suggest that educators use the guide in the following ways:
I have written extensively about this process on my blog, Teach Children Well. Take a look at the posts if interested.
Also this chart provides a snapshot of each of the 33-elements. Simply click each element and you will find a description of the element as well as reflection questions.
Evidence Chart and Links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rFpIcsaUUnp_HsG7wDiHG69cYCMeHse7rxWj6aafP4Q/edit?usp=sharing
Maureen Devlin is a veteran teacher of 30 years. She has taught several grades at the elementary level in the Wayland Public Schools during that time. Maureen created this document to best understand the new Massachusetts' Educator Evaluation System expectations. The posts were originally posted on Maureen's blog, Teach Children Well. Maureen created this website to support educators' efforts with the new system because she believes that knowledge of the system will empower educators' ability to develop and represent their practice with strength. Primarily, Maureen's work is motivated by her belief that education holds great promise for the life of the individual, community, country, and world. If you have questions or suggestions related to this site, please contact Maureen Devlin at email@example.com
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