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Infographic: Essential Elements for Trust in Your Teacher Evaluations
A valued mentor, a caring parent, a good friend — when critique or feedback comes from someone you know has your back and wants to see you succeed, you’re much more likely to take it to heart.
If it’s coming from a stranger, from the guy who just cut you off in traffic or from someone who’s waiting for you to slip up, maybe not so much.
This is doubly true when providing feedback as part of your teacher evaluation process, and not just in a spoonful-of-sugar-helps-the-medicine-go-down kind of way. For anyone looking to transform evaluations from compliance-driven exercises into those which truly promote improvements in practice, here are some key building blocks to build trust between administrators and teachers.
Building trust requires intentionality, but the results are worth it. Our white paper, “Building a Culture of Trust in Teacher Evaluations,” continues the conversation in greater detail — download it today for steps school leaders can take to lay the groundwork for effective communication and meaningful feedback.
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ii Grossman, R. J. (2015, May 1). How to Create a Learning Culture. Retrieved March 18, 2016, from https://www.shrm.org/publications/hrmagazine/editorialcontent/2015/0515/pages/0515-learning-culture.aspx