User name
Time
Status
malynmawby
20:08
@davidwees thanks; fascinating stuff you guys chat about #BCed.
debbiemah
20:08
I love "skate where the puck's going, not where it's been". Walter Gretzky #bced
davidwees
20:08
@averyteach No problem. Whenever you think the topic is interesting, feel free to jump right in. #BCed
bcssta
20:07
Earlier I posted about using Concept Attainment as a teaching strat. Here is a social studies related ex http://t.co/ujAxxjC #sschat #bced
JudyBrunner
20:07
Amen! “@MrWejr: If you walk into a classroom as an admin and the students don't know who you are, you need to get out more. #bced”
gregghaf
20:07
@misssball @cyberjohn07 #bced. Now that is something we can all giggle about! ;-)
javafest
20:06
To think I didn't see the pt to Twitter. Thanks for the chat. Is it okay to shorten a retweet to add comment if meaning is preserved? #bced
malynmawby
20:06
@davidwees what's #BCed?
averyteach
20:06
@davidwees thanks for letting me sneak in tonight (even though I'm not Canadian) :-) #bced
clthompson
20:04
Great #bced chat tonight. So glad I caught it :-)
misssball
20:04
@cyberjohn07 @gregghaf True though! #bced
debbiemah
20:03
MT @MrWejr RT @davidwees: not willing to learn, no amount of PD will help... #BCed I feel part of our role is to encourage such learning
MrWejr
20:03
RT @davidwees: My take-away: We must define how educators are evaluated for professional growth, or risk others doing it for us. #BCed
FunInABoxCanada
20:03
RT @earlsamuelson: @davidwees I honestly believe the students we are in charge of should have some say in that..... #bced #abed
earlsamuelson
20:03
@davidwees ......even though I was told years ago that its not a 'popularity contest' #bced #abed
misssball
20:03
Thanks @davidwees @MrWejr for organizing chat. Look forward to the next one. #bced
acaryamjr
20:03
RT @davidwees: Educators, if your kids are tuned out, that's a sign you need to change what you are doing. It's not them, it's you. #BCed
acaryamjr
20:02
RT @rachlabossiere: @darcymullin i feel like teachrs need 2remember to invite others to their classes 4 observ. #bced If u have a gr8 lesson, why not share?
clthompson
20:02
I'm in! RT @davidwees: What do people think of doing this chat again in a couple of weeks? #BCed
ShannonRerie
20:02
great chat! glad I caught this tonight...need to go for a walk now...had a day of learning, night all #bced
LibraryHoney
20:02
#bced thanks
earlsamuelson
20:02
@davidwees I honestly believe the students we are in charge of should have some say in that..... #bced #abed
misssball
20:02
@davidwees yes please. Especially since we will be fresh back at work. #bced
SheilaSpeaking
20:02
@davidwees feedback relevant to personal/professional needs or school improvement needs? (room for both?) #bced
clthompson
20:02
@clindhol @CoreyStJohn @averyteach @MrWejr Then it is key that as many staff as possible are invested in SIP. #bced
dbyrks
20:02
Looking forward to reading the transcript of tonight's #bced chat. Lots of good discussion by the looks of it, when's the next one?
cyberjohn07
20:01
@gregghaf Who intervenes with poor admin? #bced No one, there are none. :-) #bced (Long day, need some humour :-) #bced
MrWejr
20:01
RT @davidwees: If one isn't willing to learn, no amount of PD will help you improve. #BCed
whittclass
20:01
RT @DMS_Principal: Tonight I learned that trust, honest feedback, frequent classroom visits, support from admin, and a well developed growth plan is key! #bced
stumpteacher
20:01
@MrWejr Isn't that all semantics? If goal is to improve student learning through effective teaching. call it what you want. #bced
FunInABoxCanada
20:01
@davidwees sounds good. #bced
GraphPaperShirt
20:01
RT @davidwees: Educators, if your kids are tuned out, that's a sign you need to change what you are doing. It's not them, it's you. #BCed
averyteach
20:01
RT @MrWejr: Key point - educators need to have a professional growth plan so other can help along the way #bced
DMS_Principal
20:01
@davidwees @Teaching2Argue Keep me updated on the progress. This sounds like an effective strategy! #bced
davidwees
20:01
Good night everyone. Need to run and say good night to my little guy. :) Thanks for the great chat. #BCed
mathmurd
20:01
RT @davidwees: My take-away: We must define how educators are evaluated for professional growth, or risk others doing it for us. #BCed
cyberjohn07
20:01
@gregghaf Who intervenes with poor admin? #bced No one, there are none. :-)
MrMacnology
20:01
RT @MrWejr: Key point - educators need to have a professional growth plan so other can help along the way #bced
erringreg
20:01
Thanks everyone! Great chat tonight :) #BCed
davidwees
20:00
What do people think of doing this chat again in a couple of weeks? #BCed
CoreyStJohn
20:00
RT @clindhol: Agreed! RT @averyteach: @MrWejr Tchr growth plans should definitely align w/ SIP. All rowing the same direction #bced
clthompson
20:00
takeaway: solicit from teachers what they are focussing on so admin observation is focussed and useful to the teacher #bced
MrWejr
20:00
IF we take out the "contract language" - does it matter what we call it - eval, assessment, walk-abouts, observations? #bced
averyteach
20:00
RT @MrWejr: If you walk into a classroom as an admin and the students don't know who you are, you need to get out more. #bced
bobneuf
20:00
RT @vicit: Care about people first. RT @LibraryHoney: @MrWejr build relationships with teachers. Go beyond the work enviro. Care,ask, share #bced
DMS_Principal
20:00
Tonight I learned that trust, honest feedback, frequent classroom visits, support from admin, and a well developed growth plan is key! #bced
esmecomfort
20:00
Just what teachers wld do for kids! RT @davidwees: What do we do if a teacher isn't willing to learn, or to grow, & needs to improve? #BCed
gregghaf
19:59
“@DMS_Principal: As with students, we must intervene immediately with a poor teacher." Agreed... Who intervenes with poor admin? #bced
davidwees
19:59
MT @Teaching2Argue: I'm leading a group of 9 teachers in a discussion of 20 of lemovs techniques. Part of the Pd is taping each other #BCed
debbiemah
19:59
Trust/Culture building is ongoing/necessary process-modelling, collab, feedback, reflection=strong relationships= learning for/w kids! #bced
Dr_Annalise
19:59
RT @clthompson: I would like an admin observation where I could let them know what I am working on so that they could give me focussed feedback #bced
davidwees
19:59
My take-away: We must define how educators are evaluated for professional growth, or risk others doing it for us. #BCed
erringreg
19:59
@DMS_Principal @averyteach What do you use to assess student engagement? Curious as I know a school working on that this year. #BCed
MrWejr
19:59
Key point - educators need to have a professional growth plan so other can help along the way #bced
davidwees
19:59
@earlsamuelson Good point. #BCed
Dr_Annalise
19:59
RT @rachlabossiere: take away: build professional growth plan, and approach principal with it. #bced
davidwees
19:58
RT @earlsamuelson: @davidwees who decides what teachers 'need improvement, are not willing to grow' etc...your def of that may differ from others #bced #abed
ShannonRerie
19:58
@erringreg I would imagine he did...never heard but he got a lot of the surveys back #bced
tmalloff
19:58
@rachlabossiere and also work with a peer mentor (for peer feedback) #BCed
earlsamuelson
19:58
@davidwees who decides what teachers 'need improvement, are not willing to grow' etc...your def of that may differ from others #bced #abed
Dr_Annalise
19:58
We had a teacher who didn't want to improve, so he moved on. Later realized teaching wasn't for him. It's okay. #BCed
FunInABoxCanada
19:58
@davidwees true. Hopefully it would inspire...What if students did PD for teachers...ie this is how we would like to learn #BCed
davidwees
19:58
RT @misssball: Take-away: get feedback from Ss (anon). They are usually honest and helpful (if you can handle it.) #bced.
johnnybevacqua
19:58
"Skate into the puck" & have chat RT @davidwees What do we do if a teacher is not willing to learn, or to grow, & needs improvement? #BCed
davidwees
19:58
Don't forget, add your suggestions for future topics to the #BCed wiki here: http://t.co/ke9L3sy #edchat
misssball
19:58
Take-away: get feedback from Ss (anon). They are usually honest and helpful (if you can handle it.) #bced.
Dr_Annalise
19:57
RT @davidwees: @FunInABoxCanada I'm not sure it would help. If one isn't willing to learn, no amount of PD will help you improve. #BCed
averyteach
19:57
RT @DMS_Principal: Focus on learning instead of a focus on teaching. Principals should observe from the front of the room to assess student engagement! #bced
DMS_Principal
19:57
@darcymullin One of the best ways to see how well teachers are doing is by looking at what the kids are doing. #bced
Dr_Annalise
19:57
RT @davidwees: @darcymullin One of the best ways to see how well teachers are doing is by looking at what the kids are doing. #BCed
tmalloff
19:57
@davidwees re: feedback--as in personal growth plan aspects determined by individual educators (sorry late in the convo) #BCed
Dr_Annalise
19:57
RT @DMS_Principal: RT @davidwees: @FunInABoxCanada Im not sure it would help. If one isnt willing to learn, no amount of PD will help you improve. #bced
elizabethsemple
19:57
@davidwees I love watching the Curriculum Service Canada best practices webcasts. Real teachers, real classrooms: my online mentors. #BCed
shovon_rahman
19:57
Everyone, check out TEDxYouth@Vancouver. http://t.co/HjI1Jz9 #edchat #bced #TEDx #TED
davidwees
19:57
Any last thoughts on our topic? Just a couple of minutes left. Don't forget to suggest more ideas here: http://t.co/ke9L3sy #BCed
misssball
19:57
Take-away: the early years are essential and we need to do a better job of mentoring so that Ts continually reflect & improve. #bced
clthompson
19:56
@ShannonRerie @erringreg the great thing about surveying ppl this way is you can gear questions toward areas that you are focussing on #bced
MrWejr
19:56
RT @debbiemah: @davidwees What about parental contact & discussion? Trust comes from meaningful communication - with all - a process #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:56
RT @davidwees: @FunInABoxCanada Im not sure it would help. If one isnt willing to learn, no amount of PD will help you improve. #bced
MrWejr
19:56
RT @davidwees: @darcymullin One of the best ways to see how well teachers are doing is by looking at what the kids are doing. #BCed
Dr_Annalise
19:56
I find teachers are weirded out by the camera there, but when they see HOW it's being used, then they're fine. Trust is imp. #BCed
ShannonRerie
19:56
RT @erringreg: @davidwees If they aren't willing find out why. Establish a relationship. Start by talking and caring first. #BCed
davidwees
19:56
@cyberjohn07 They get some remediation and help, and if there's no improvement, they are let go. #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:56
@ShannonRerie @davidwees Great Question! Todd Whitaker would say to create discomfort and the teacher will improve or move on! #bced
rachlabossiere
19:56
RT @birklearns: Thanks to @davidwees and @MrWejr for setting up a great chat tonight! Off to put the kids to bed. #bced <--yes, thank you!
davidwees
19:56
@FunInABoxCanada I'm not sure it would help. If one isn't willing to learn, no amount of PD will help you improve. #BCed
birklearns
19:55
Thanks to @davidwees and @MrWejr for setting up a great chat tonight! Off to put the kids to bed. #bced
erringreg
19:55
@davidwees If they aren't willing find out why. Establish a relationship. Start by talking and caring first. #BCed
MrWejr
19:55
@davidwees not a fan of the camera unless it is the teacher's decision #bced
rachlabossiere
19:55
take away: build professional growth plan, and approach principal with it. #bced
cyberjohn07
19:55
RT @davidwees: What do we do if a teacher is not willing to learn? What might happen in a private school, David? Just curious. #BCed
davidwees
19:55
Take-away: We all need more feedback in order to improve, but this feedback must be relevant to our needs. #BCed
Dr_Annalise
19:55
RT @kclery: @rachlabossiere @dr_annalise Yes, support versus pressure. #BCed
ShannonRerie
19:55
RT @davidwees: What do we do if a teacher is not willing to learn, or to grow, and needs improvement? #BCed
FunInABoxCanada
19:55
@davidwees can admin make certain PD mandatory for a teacher? #BCed
averyteach
19:54
RT @DMS_Principal: To build trust, observe frequently and provide honest feedback. Final eval should not be a surprise! #bced
debbiemah
19:54
@erringreg Students...They'd love to.. esp. I'm guessing, towards an admin evaluation! #BCed Absolutely! Learning & support for/by ALL
MrWejr
19:54
RT @clthompson: I would like an admin observation where I could let them know what I am working on so that they could give me focussed feedback #bced
davidwees
19:54
RT @erringreg: @davidwees Take away is we need to figure out a way to honestly interact with and learn from one another. #BCed
HeatherKDaly
19:54
Awesome! :) RT @rvgenaille @bcssta @bcscta the Aboriginal Education Association is also here @BC_AbEducation #bctfsc2011 #bced @bctf
DMS_Principal
19:54
Instructional Leaders are there for tchers, stdnts, and parents from 8-3. The managerial side of the principalship happens after hours #bced
erringreg
19:54
@davidwees Take away is we need to figure out a way to honestly interact with and learn from one another. #BCed
MrWejr
19:54
RT @davidwees: What about parental contact & discussion? How should this factor into educator evaluations? #BCed
davidwees
19:54
RT @CJaneBe: Important considerations for teacher evals as long as indicators 4 measurement of parental interaction are well conceived.#BCed
mathmurd
19:54
RT @davidwees: What do we do if a teacher is not willing to learn, or to grow, and needs improvement? #BCed Very Important ?
ShannonRerie
19:53
@erringreg my new VP sent out evaluations this year to students and staff asking for anonymous feedback (first yr in high school) #bced
MrWejr
19:53
We need to be clear on the role of assessment/evaluation. Judgment vs Coaching/Reflection #bced
davidwees
19:53
What do we do if a teacher is not willing to learn, or to grow, and needs improvement? #BCed
Dr_Annalise
19:53
@rachlabossiere Yes! Encouraged is a much better word. #BCed
dsheppard40
19:53
Above and beyond [VIDEO] http://t.co/lmXgIcf from P21 via @mcleod #bced
Juice211
19:53
RT @davidwees: Great fornula! MT @DMS_Principal: Trust + Growth Plan + Meaningful Feedback + Support = Teacher Growth #bced
Akevy613
19:53
@darcymullin unless you live somewhere else and you have started school already- Yes Great chat thanks #bced
erringreg
19:52
@clthompson Good point Claire! #BCed
cyberjohn07
19:52
Perhaps video's of great teachers teaching should be on YouTube to counterbalance the negative teacher clips. #bced
ShannonRerie
19:52
agree RT @smapplegate @davidwees I can see how webcams might alleviate performance anxiety but it really reeks of surveillance.... #BCed
davidwees
19:52
So take-aways from tonight's chat? #BCed
megormi
19:52
RT @DMS_Principal: RT @kclery: @MrWejr Very true. You cant help improve teaching and learning from your office... Its impossible. #bced
Dr_Annalise
19:52
@davidwees We had this category in our evaluations. #BCed
davidwees
19:52
RT @erringreg: If parents are getting involved, what about students? They'd love to have a say, esp. I'm guessing, towards an admin evaluation! #BCed
darcymullin
19:52
Good night #bced thanks for the great discussions tonight! Enjoy the last moments of summer.
DMS_Principal
19:51
RT @kclery: @MrWejr Very true. You cant help improve teaching and learning from your office... Its impossible. #bced
erringreg
19:51
If parents are getting involved, what about students? They'd love to have a say, esp. I'm guessing, towards an admin evaluation! #BCed
kclery
19:51
@MrWejr Very true. You can't help improve teaching and learning from your office... It's impossible. #bced
DMS_Principal
19:51
@MrWejr @DMS_Principal That is a GREAT problem to have!!! #bced
smapplegate
19:51
@davidwees I can see how webcams might alleviate performance anxiety but it really reeks of surveillance. Too creepy. #BCed
davidwees
19:51
MT @Dr_Annalise: @davidwees I am in the middle of a research project that involves this. #BCed
debbiemah
19:50
@davidwees Depends on your trust & relationship (web cams as part of evaluations) #bced - always that foundational piece! :)
delta_dc
19:50
@davidwees If tech can be used to improve our practice, then why not take advantage of it? #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:50
@Dr_Annalise big difference between should be expected and should be encouraged #bced
LibraryHoney
19:50
“@MrWejr: Twitter was in my professional growth plan last year! #bced and BOOM! it sure has helped me to grow!” mine too!
EzraAdams
19:50
RT @jennyarntzen: if an educator sees the value of studying their own teaching using video ethnography - autoethonography - can be very powerful #BCed
davidwees
19:50
MT @debbiemah: @davidwees Depends on your trust & relationship (web cams as part of evaluations) #BCed
clthompson
19:50
If admin are in classrooms observing won't they be in a better position to help tchrs find other tchrs to collaborate w/? #bced
MrWejr
19:50
@DMS_Principal unless it is difficult to determine the "front of the room" #collaborativeclassroom #bced ;-)
jennyarntzen
19:50
B Gates - not an educator, has not studied pedagogy or curriculum, has an interest in the dispersal of his tech - conflict of interest #BCed
EzraAdams
19:50
RT @joe_bower: The worst administrators see star teachers as a threat. #abed #Edchat #bced
EzraAdams
19:50
RT @TeacherSabrina: Learning, whether done by students or TRs, happens best in a safe environment. What are admins doing to make their charges feel safe? #BCed
Dr_Annalise
19:50
RT @davidwees: Should technology, like web cams, for example, be used as part of educator evaluations? Too much like big brother? #BCed
beachcat11
19:50
RT @davidwees: Educators, if your kids are tuned out, that's a sign you need to change what you are doing. It's not them, it's you. #BCed
larryespe
19:50
@cyberjohn07 @darcymullin I agree totally... same thing goes for one-day classroom culture building #bced
Dr_Annalise
19:50
I don't think teachers should be expected to do anything, I believe teachers already talk with many people. #BCed
darcymullin
19:49
RT @davidwees: @darcymullin The best way to see how we are doing is by looking at what the kids are doing. #BCed and how engaged they are.
DMS_Principal
19:49
Great Teachers Expect Feedback!
http://t.co/08bYg7i #bced
chadsmithelearn
19:49
RT @DMS_Principal: The best teachers crave feedback and are disappointed and feel unappreciated when they receive no feedback - We all can improve! #bced
davidwees
19:49
We have 10 minutes left. Let's start summarizing key points we've learned tonight. #BCed
MrWejr
19:49
@Akevy613 absoluetely - everyone can/should be a leader #bced
FunInABoxCanada
19:49
RT @davidwees: @darcymullin One of the best ways to see how well teachers are doing is by looking at what the kids are doing. #BCed
Dr_Annalise
19:49
RT @MrWejr: Twitter was in my professional growth plan last year! #bced and BOOM! it sure has helped me to grow!
LibraryHoney
19:48
“@MrWejr: that's when I use informal hallway chats @ end of day - then when "tough" converses come up ... It an easier sell #bced”
hilld
19:48
RT @vicit: criteria for eval. depends on purpose for the eval. #bced
misssball
19:48
@MrWejr so true! Sad when they cannot relate to admin. #bced
jennyarntzen
19:48
if an educator sees the value of studying their own teaching using video ethnography - autoethonography - can be very powerful #BCed
Dr_Annalise
19:48
We had video cameras. At first I hated them, but then they were my saving grace. #BCed
darcymullin
19:48
@davidwees sounds like Khan 2.0 #bced
debbiemah
19:48
@davidwees What about parental contact & discussion? Trust comes from meaningful communication - with all - a process #BCed
mathmurd
19:48
@davidwees I videotape myself all the time, as a part of Ss stuff I love it as a tool, but for me and my growth. Hard to share #BCed
earlsamuelson
19:48
@darcymullin @davidwees @jennyarntzen I agree that process is important...not sure why "standards" turned into a 4-letter word #bced #abed
davidwees
19:48
@darcymullin One of the best ways to see how well teachers are doing is by looking at what the kids are doing. #BCed
vicit
19:48
getting dizzy - tweetdeck spinning. great convo tonight folks. good night. #bced
birklearns
19:48
Excellent! They would like input. RT @davidwees What about parental discussion? How should this factor into educator evaluations? #BCed
erringreg
19:48
As for video for assessment, I 'watch' myself teach at least 1x a week via video conf. It is a learning experience every time. #BCed
davidwees
19:47
@darcymullin I'm with you. It's not clear to me that they will be examining the right people in the room either... #BCed
MrWejr
19:47
If you walk into a classroom as an admin and the students don't know who you are, you need to get out more. #bced
jennyarntzen
19:47
can't resist - best practices for whom? when? in what conditions? what learning situations? anachronistic notion of universality #BCed
shovon_rahman
19:47
@davidwees @BillGates Now I know why people think Windows sucks. #BCed #edchat
ShannonRerie
19:47
@MrWejr as of right now that is the perceived policy yes...tho we have a new female principal at my high school trying to change that #bced
tatitosi
19:47
RT @davidwees: Should technology, like web cams, for example, be used as part of educator evaluations? Too much like big brother? #BCed
darcymullin
19:47
@davidwees good teaching depends on context...how do your replicate context? #bced
davidwees
19:47
Should technology, like web cams, for example, be used as part of educator evaluations? Too much like big brother? #BCed
pat2pattern
19:47
RT @davidwees: I think that every teacher should observe other educators at work, regularly. #BCed
MrWejr
19:47
Twitter was in my professional growth plan last year! #bced and BOOM! it sure has helped me to grow!
jennyarntzen
19:47
video tape can be useful if it is used for self-assessment - scary if used by others #BCed
birklearns
19:47
And admin! RT @MrWejr Should teachers, for example, be expected to engage in meaningful dialogue w/ other educators? #BCed
smapplegate
19:46
RT @MiKEHAiRE: Do teachers become so "attached" to certain lessons or strategies that they've used for so long that they become resistant to change? #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:46
@MrWejr @davidwees Yes! I definitely think so. This is how we think, learn, and grow together as a faculty #bced
jennyarntzen
19:46
Thanks for the discussion! Gotto go put up shelves and walk a dog #BCed
Akevy613
19:46
@MrWejr I guess you didn't see my Tweet- Yes I read it a must read to determine the strength of your team #BCed #greatminds
davidwees
19:46
What do people think of @BillGates plans to video-tape good teachers & try to determine "best practices"? #BCed
MelissaSchad
19:46
RT @DMS_Principal: The best teachers crave feedback and are disappointed and feel unappreciated when they receive no feedback - We all can improve! #bced
cyberjohn07
19:46
RT @darcymullin: BOOM! I get frustrated with the one-day-start of year team-building activities #bced Meaningful relationships take time
pat2pattern
19:46
RT @davidwees: RT @debbiemah: Everything I learned, I learned from Coaching kids! Reflection is such a valuable process for SELF improvement! #BCed
MrWejr
19:46
@ShannonRerie wow, that is quite a statement... EVERY admin? #bced
rachlabossiere
19:45
@misssball TOCs not eligible for mentorship prog. 1st jobs are overwhelming, very little time to meet w/mentors. I want to learn now. #bced
clthompson
19:45
I would like an admin observation where I could let them know what I am working on so that they could give me focussed feedback #bced
JamesBrauer
19:45
I'm off to bed. Thank you so, so much for the awesome discourse! Hope to join again! G'night from the States! #BCed
earlsamuelson
19:45
RT @darcymullin: RT @earlsamuelson: @davidwees @jennyarntzen y cnt standards B a guide 4 which those learning processes occur--> process is the key #bced
jennyarntzen
19:45
Deliberation is a valuable process for group improvement #BCed
darcymullin
19:45
@MrWejr: @AndersonGL I get frustrated with the one-day-start of year team-building activities #bced True..meaningful relationships take time
clindhol
19:45
Very cool... RT @davidwees: MT @Teaching2Argue: We are studying Teach like a Champion. Creating a culture of videotaping 1 another. #BCed
davidwees
19:45
What about parental contact & discussion? How should this factor into educator evaluations? #BCed
ShannonRerie
19:45
@JamesBrauer wish that was the case in my district...seems to thrive on a culture of fear...very stressful #bced
DMS_Principal
19:45
@davidwees @Teaching2Argue Awesome! I videotape teachers and allow them to self critique. Teachers are a lot harder on themselves. #bced
FunInABoxCanada
19:45
RT @clthompson: @rachlabossiere anon student feedback has been v valuable to me in my teaching. Students the experts in what worked 4 them #bced
MrWejr
19:44
RT @TeacherSabrina: Learning, whether done by students or TRs, happens best in a safe environment. What are admins doing to make their charges feel safe? #BCed
debbiemah
19:44
@davidwees Everything I learned, I learned from Coaching kids! Reflection is such a valuable process for SELF improvement! #bced
MrWejr
19:44
RT @davidwees: Should teachers, for example, be expected as part of their professional growth to engage in meaningful dialogue w/ other educators? #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:44
@misssball i feel that it all starts with building a better climate of collaboration w/in schools #bced
jennyarntzen
19:44
three realms of criteria - skill building, social cognition, and pedagogy/curriculum - formative and summative processes for learning #BCed
MrWejr
19:44
@LibraryHoney what about teachers with teachers and teachers with support staff, parents #bced
erringreg
19:44
@Akevy613 @MrWejr Yes, transparency and utilizing everyone's strengths are vital. Sensible and empowering too. #BCed
vicit
19:44
@cyberjohn07 no, not merit pay, I hope! But is it for teacher growth or to fulfill contract obligation or ??? #bced
GilMattos
19:44
RT @DMS_Principal: Focus on learning instead of a focus on teaching. Principals should observe from the front of the room to assess student engagement! #bced
clindhol
19:44
To bed I go. You Canadians are tough. RT @clindhol: You guys make me want to be Canadian... RT @davidwees: Don't forget the hashtag #BCed
darcymullin
19:44
Did students have different ways to demonstrate learning? RT @davidwees: What criteria should be part of teacher evaluations? #BCed
davidwees
19:43
Don't forget the #BCed hashtag folks. Important to include it so that everyone can see your thoughts.
DMS_Principal
19:43
RT @davidwees: Interesting... MT @Teaching2Argue: We are studying Teach like a Champion. Creating a culture of videotaping 1 another. #bced
MrWejr
19:43
ANyone else read "5 Dysfuntions of a Team" - great book that makes reflect on if your team truly has trust in each other #bced
DataDiva
19:43
@MrWejr @AndersonGL The challenge, though, is that for every teacher who hates those activities, there's one who loves it #bced
davidwees
19:43
RT @debbiemah: Everything I learned, I learned from Coaching kids! Reflection is such a valuable process for SELF improvement! #BCed
Akevy613
19:43
@debbiemah @MrWejr I wonder if you could have a true Team with out Trust- Have you read "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" by Lenciconni #bced
davidwees
19:43
Interesting... MT @Teaching2Argue: We are studying Teach like a Champion. Creating a culture of videotaping 1 another. #BCed
cyberjohn07
19:43
@vicit criteria for eval. depends on purpose for the eval. Merit pay? (Sorry, couldn't resist :-) #bced
MrWejr
19:43
@MiKEHAiRE great accountabilty that is based on trust rather than data #bced
vicit
19:43
Unfortunately, I agree RT @MrWejr: @cyberjohn07 i think people on Twitter are often the exception #bced
jennyarntzen
19:42
I teach educators to engage w digital tech for learning - surprisingly reluctant learners all ages #BCed
birklearns
19:42
@DMS_Principal Good ideas. I like dept collaboration too. #bced
misssball
19:42
good point about TOCs - very isolating and hard to get good mentorship until you are in a school. Suggestions? #bced
MrWejr
19:42
@AndersonGL I get frustrated with the one-day-start of year team-building activities #bced
JamesBrauer
19:42
@ShannonRerie School learning environment should always be open to all educators. No guidelines needed in my school. Nothing to fear. #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:42
@clthompson me too! and often they suggest things I hadn't thought of #bced
GilMattos
19:42
RT @davidwees: I'm planning on asking to be observed more often next year. I'm also going to be observing teachers more frequently. #BCed
davidwees
19:42
RT @vicit: criteria for eval. depends on purpose for the eval. #bced
vicit
19:42
criteria for eval. depends on purpose for the eval. #bced
erringreg
19:42
@jennyarntzen Yes good point. No hoop jumping. #BCed
jennyarntzen
19:42
think enactively - rather than individually, think of social systems as ecologies rather than separable entities #BCed
clindhol
19:41
Did the students demonstrate lrng? RT @davidwees: What criteria do you think should be part of teacher evaluations? #BCed
AuxSubjVb
19:41
RT @davidwees: Should teachers, for example, be expected as part of their professional growth to engage in meaningful dialogue w/ other educators? #BCed
MrWejr
19:41
@cyberjohn07 i think people on Twitter are often the exception #bced
JamesBrauer
19:41
Of course, don't get me started on US Dept. of Educ. and their "brilliance." Ooops, I'm being divisive and not collaborative. Sorry! #BCed
clthompson
19:41
@rachlabossiere anon student feedback has been v valuable to me in my teaching. Students the experts in what worked 4 them #bced
ShannonRerie
19:41
need to be guidelines that coming into classroom is for constructive purposes #bced
MrWejr
19:41
RT @davidwees: Great chat going on in #BCed about educator evaluations. Anyone is welcome to jump in. #edchat
davidwees
19:41
I like this idea! => MT @debbiemah: @davidwees Our 'own evaluations"... can we move toward building in 'reflection?' #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:41
Focus on learning instead of a focus on teaching. Principals should observe from the front of the room to assess student engagement! #bced
Akevy613
19:41
@erringreg @MrWejr Transparency by admins is important- also asking teachers whoR experts in a certain area ( ESL) 2take a lead role #bced
erringreg
19:40
@MrWejr @cyberjohn07 If all the personal goals are opposing the school plan a discussion between all involved needs to take place. #BCed
JamesBrauer
19:40
@ShannonRerie In US, fed. funding prog. like "Race to Top" rewards $ to states that transformed tchr-eval tools. Should change stigma. #BCed
AndersonGL
19:40
Garrison Keillor: "Nothing you do for children is ever wasted." #bced
davidwees
19:40
@jennyarntzen I agree, it is so hard to find a balance between the two, especially w/ reluctant learners. #BCed
esmecomfort
19:40
@davidwees #BCed Teacher evaluation should be formative, collaborative, respectful, compassionate. So should school cultures.
rachlabossiere
19:40
also feel that its imperative 2foster more rltnshps bw teachers. As a TOC, feel very isolated in district. Thats why I came to twitter #bced
davidwees
19:40
RT @jennyarntzen: there is a fine line between forcing educators to engage to generate new knowledge, and turning the process into hoop jumping #bced
javafest
19:40
@rachlabossiere Great staff. Everyone willing to share & let me visit classes. Came into mine too. #bced
davidwees
19:40
MT @monk51295: What criteria do you think should be part of teacher evaluations? #BCed - what have you learned this week..
jennyarntzen
19:40
there is a fine line between forcing educators to engage to generate new knowledge, and turning the process into hoop jumping #bced
monk51295
19:39
RT @davidwees: What criteria do you think should be part of teacher evaluations? #BCed - what have you learned this week..
erringreg
19:39
@davidwees Should criteria be developed individually to make the most for each person? Learning is personal for adults too! #BCed
gaw101
19:39
and from overseas "@MrWejr: Hand raised RT @davidwees: How many admin here are going to see what other admin do in other schools? #BCed"
DMS_Principal
19:39
RT @AndersonGL: @JamesBrauer Yes, if a teacher fails, its usually a shared failure. #bced
ShannonRerie
19:39
shocked me and they didn't know how to respond the first time I asked them to sit in #bced
Akevy613
19:39
RT @erringreg: @MrWejr To build trust, listen. Be genuine. Care. Look after yourself so you can truly engage with others. #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:39
@birklearns @MrWejr Move away from top-down practices. Shared decision-making. Tchr-led prof dvlpmt. "FedEx-type Days" #bced
AndersonGL
19:39
@JamesBrauer Yes, if a teacher fails, it's usually a shared failure. #bced
rachlabossiere
19:39
criteria: what is going well in my classes? what could be going better? how do I grow in these areas? who can I ask for support #bced
birklearns
19:39
I like to look for the number of opps for stu. interaction created. RT @davidwees What criteria should be part of teacher evaluations? #BCed
misssball
19:38
I think Twitter PLNs are great prof-dev and should be part of eval. Whatever assists the individual is what matters #bced
clindhol
19:38
Absolutely. Walk our talk. RT @davidwees: Could this disc about educator evaluations be taken into account in our own evaluations? #BCed
davidwees
19:38
@ShannonRerie That's a problem of culture and needs to be fixed. #BCed
cyberjohn07
19:38
@MrWejr If all the goals are opposing the growth plan, then what? #bced Then what, indeed.
jennyarntzen
19:38
teachers learning to solve problems through interactivity - utilizing digital tech to engage recursive, reflexive cultures of practice #bced
JamesBrauer
19:38
@birklearns @MrWejr Move away from top-down practices. Shared decision-making. Tchr-led prof dvlpmt. "FedEx-type Days" #BCed
MrWejr
19:38
Hand raised RT @davidwees: How many admin here are going to see what other admin do in other schools? #BCed
ShannonRerie
19:38
sorry coming in late...but in our district if Admin is observing u it's only because they are investigating you, so there is stigma #bced
misssball
19:38
Criteria: think of your own best leaders/teachers. Write down qualities. Also, solicit suggestions from Ss as to what makes good Ts. #bced
darcymullin
19:38
RT @LibraryHoney: @MrWejr build relationships with teachers. Go beyond the work enviro. Care,ask, share #bced and be sure to LISTEN!
javafest
19:38
Asked in advance. RT @rachlabossiere: @javafest so important to put it as "i want to learn from you," not "i am here to critique you" #bced
diamondisinger
19:38
RT @News1130radio: BC teacher contract talks resume with school about to start http://t.co/0hP0EZC #bced #bcpoli
erringreg
19:38
@MrWejr To build trust, listen. Be genuine. Care. Look after yourself so you can truly engage with others. #BCed
vicit
19:38
Care about people first. RT @LibraryHoney: @MrWejr build relationships with teachers. Go beyond the work enviro. Care,ask, share #bced
clindhol
19:37
@birklearns Hey, publish or DM me a link with info. I'll see what I can do. You #bced folks may be spark I need with some key players
davidwees
19:37
Could this discussion about educator evaluations be taken into account in our own evaluations? #BCed
debbiemah
19:37
RT @larryespe: Check HighTechHigh's "Tuning Protocol" on this page: http://t.co/88baigD Collaboration like this is based on trust (and fun to watch) #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:37
@davidwees I am going to formalize offering my time to cover classes for teacher micro-observations - I accept the challenge too! #bced
TeacherSabrina
19:37
Learning, whether done by students or TRs, happens best in a safe environment. What are admins doing to make their charges feel safe? #BCed
sammorra
19:37
RT @davidwees: Great chat going on in #BCed about educator evaluations. Anyone is welcome to jump in. #edchat #njecc
debbiemah
19:37
cyberjohn07 #bced Are these personal stories the norm or the exceptions? I wonder. One leader at a time, John! WE need to make THE diff!
davidwees
19:37
Should teachers, for example, be expected as part of their professional growth to engage in meaningful dialogue w/ other educators? #BCed
birklearns
19:37
RT @MrWejr How do we move away from the "team-building" activities and toward a trust-building culture? #bced
LibraryHoney
19:37
@MrWejr build relationships with teachers. Go beyond the work enviro. Care,ask, share #bced
larryespe
19:37
Check HighTechHigh's "Tuning Protocol" on this page: http://t.co/88baigD Collaboration like this is based on trust (and fun to watch) #BCed
JamesBrauer
19:37
So, so, so true! An admin should be ashamed if a tchr fails. RT @christal_watts: RT @DMS_Principal: If teacher fails, admin fails! #BCed
MiKEHAiRE
19:37
Our staff is amazing. We really work together on teams and committees. When you see how hard your colleagues work, it builds trust. #BCed
MrWejr
19:36
@cyberjohn07 you missed the "part of the professional growth plan". If all the goals are opposing the growth plan, then what? #bced
davidwees
19:36
What criteria do you think should be part of teacher evaluations? #BCed
AndersonGL
19:36
@MrWejr Not sure you can build trust through "activities." It needs to be more authentic--based on real situations over time. #bced.
DMS_Principal
19:36
RT @rachlabossiere: RT @davidwees: Great chat going on in #BCed about educator evaluations. Anyone is welcome to jump in. #edchat #bced
darcymullin
19:36
Awesome! RT @birklearns: @davidwees I am going to formalize offering my time to cover classes for teacher micro-observations #bced
rachlabossiere
19:36
RT @davidwees: Great chat going on in #BCed about educator evaluations. Anyone is welcome to jump in. #edchat
christal_watts
19:36
RT @DMS_Principal: As with students, we must intervene immediately with a poor teacher - Provide intensive PD! If teacher fails, admin fails! #bced
davidwees
19:36
Great chat going on in #BCed about educator evaluations. Anyone is welcome to jump in. #edchat
cyberjohn07
19:35
#bced Are these personal stories the norm or the exceptions? I wonder.
birklearns
19:35
Good point. RT @davidwees How many admin here are going to see what other admin do in other schools? #BCed
jennyarntzen
19:35
I love this idea of admin as collaborative communities of practice - distributed knowledge generation through interactivity #bced
AndersonGL
19:35
@javafest Walkabouts like that are excellent ways to learn about yourself from other teachers. Great idea. #bced
debbiemah
19:35
RT @jennyarntzen: trust can't be legislated, it is an outcome of values and interactivity that build sustainable relationships #bced
davidwees
19:35
RT @DMS_Principal: As with students, we must intervene immediately with a poor teacher - Provide intensive PD! If teacher fails, admin fails! #bced
MBRevesz
19:35
RT @JamesBrauer: Motivation theory suggests that individuals want autonomy, but want to be held accountable within parameters, as well. #BCed
MrWejr
19:35
How do we move away from the "team-building" activities and toward a trust-building culture? #bced
johnnybevacqua
19:35
I cherish my time observing other schools RT @davidwees: How many admin here are going to see what other admin do in other schools? #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:35
@javafest so important to put it as "i want to learn from you," not "i am here to evaluation/critique you" #bced
DMS_Principal
19:35
As with students, we must intervene immediately with a poor teacher - Provide intensive PD! If teacher fails, admin fails! #bced
darcymullin
19:35
RT @cyberjohn07: shld growth plans B aligneds? So much 4 teacher autonomy. Not if teachers R part of the development...collaboration #bced
kaminskiterry
19:34
RT @darcymullin: RT @DMS_Principal: The best teachers crave feedback and are disappointed and feel unappreciated when they receive no feedback .#bced
jennyarntzen
19:34
mentoring implies expert/novice relationships - co-mentoring suggests we can all learn from each other - no 'expert' - distributed #bced
davidwees
19:34
RT @rachlabossiere: teachers should also ask Ss for feedback via informal anonymous evaluations at end of yr/term. #bced
JamesBrauer
19:34
@davidwees Boy, do I wish. I can count on my fingers how many times I have observed other admins. Wish I could more often!!!! #BCed
vicit
19:34
yes! RT @JamesBrauer: To build trust, as an admin, I always admit when I don't know, admit to not knowing all, and whenever I'm wrong. #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:34
teachers should also ask Ss for feedback via informal anonymous evaluations at end of yr/term. #bced
javafest
19:34
In my 1st yr, veteran tchr told me to do walk abouts during prep throughout yr to visit & watch other tchrs. No one ever refused. #bced
davidwees
19:34
RT @JamesBrauer: To build trust, as an admin, I always admit when I don't know, admit to not knowing all, and whenever I'm wrong. #BCed
MrWejr
19:34
Me 2 RT @darcymullin: @davidwees I havealways taught as admin. I find ed discussions easy to enter into, just not as the expert. #bced
debbiemah
19:33
RT @JamesBrauer: To build trust, as an admin, I always admit when I don't know, admit to not knowing all, and whenever I'm wrong. #BCed
darcymullin
19:33
Me Too! RT @MrWejr: I will be there! RT @birklearns: @clindhol You should come to Connecting Leaders and see the full prezzy! #bced
davidwees
19:33
How many admin here are going to see what other admin do in other schools? #BCed
MrWejr
19:33
@erringreg interesting thought... will run it by @studentscount next week!!! #bced
clindhol
19:33
Agreed! RT @averyteach: @MrWejr Tchr growth plans should definitely align w/ SIP. All rowing the same direction #bced
davidwees
19:33
Great idea! RT @birklearns: @davidwees I am going to formalize offering my time to cover classes for teacher micro-observations #bced
rachlabossiere
19:33
@misssball @davidwees Im a TOC, during a temp contract last yr I invited ppl into my class all the time. Grew tremendously fr feedbk #bced
JamesBrauer
19:33
To build trust, as an admin, I always admit when I don't know, admit to not knowing all, and whenever I'm wrong. #BCed
bobneuf
19:33
RT @JamesBrauer: At the start of last school year, I took my teacher team out to a comedy club just to enjoy our company. Great way to start year. #BCed
darcymullin
19:32
@davidwees not to oversimplify, but we need to trust one another #bced
birklearns
19:32
@davidwees I am going to formalize offering my time to cover classes for teacher micro-observations #bced
davidwees
19:32
@Gurdonark I mentioned the issue of attrition my post about the apprenticeship model of teaching. See http://t.co/CeDhnDu #BCed
AndersonGL
19:32
@umphrey @Shamlet Authentic collaboration tends to come from grassroots, not imposed or mandated. #bced
vicit
19:32
@JamesBrauer I like that. Shared laughter/enjoyment breeds relationship that allows for better working together. #bced
bobneuf
19:32
RT @vicit: @bobneuf yes. You and I learned to trust each other in shared giggles outside classroom/evaluations. made all the diff. #bced
erringreg
19:32
@rachlabossiere @davidwees I like that idea. Multiple layers to suit more people. #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:32
To build trust, observe frequently and provide honest feedback. Final eval should not be a surprise! #bced
jennyarntzen
19:32
trust can't be legislated, it is an outcome of values and interactivity that build sustainable relationships #bced
johnnybevacqua
19:32
Me too RT @MrWejr: I will be there! RT @birklearns: @clindhol You should come to Connecting Leaders in Van and see the full prezzy! #bced
javafest
19:32
Yes. RT @AndersonGL: When trust is strained btwn faculty & administration, it's difficult to foster a healthy collaborative culture. #bced
bobneuf
19:32
Yes it does... I miss you. RT @vicit: @JamesBrauer trust is key. and that develops far before/outside of eval. process. #bced
misssball
19:31
@rachlabossiere @davidwees hear hear. Teachers need to take the initiative in this. #bced
davidwees
19:31
RT @Gurdonark: @davidwees puzzling that the use of mentoring/evaluation to help reduce needless teacher attrition is unmentioned. #bced
darcymullin
19:31
@MiKEHAiRE I like that, but the feedback needs to be specific...just like it is for the students. #bced
teachingwthsoul
19:31
Need to seek out awesome Mentors on EduPLN.com Teacher Mentoring Project.RT @MrWejr: @davidwees our mentorship program was cut $$$ #bced
clindhol
19:31
@davidwees @tsbray I always appreciate the small schl/dist perspective. Many in large ones need to think that way. Thanks for sharing! #bced
JamesBrauer
19:31
At the start of last school year, I took my teacher team out to a comedy club just to enjoy our company. Great way to start year. #BCed
Gurdonark
19:31
@davidwees puzzling that the use of mentoring/evaluation to help reduce needless teacher attrition is unmentioned. #bced
cyberjohn07
19:31
Should teacher growth plans be aligned to school growth plans? So much for teacher autonomy. #bced
debbiemah
19:31
Specific action we can take in this area. Is there anything WE should be doing differently? #BCed - focus on developing the culture - huge!
MrWejr
19:31
I will be there! RT @birklearns: @clindhol You should come to Connecting Leaders in Oct in Vancouver and see the full prezzy! #bced
vicit
19:31
@bobneuf yes. You and I learned to trust each other in shared giggles outside classroom/evaluations. made all the diff. #bced
DMS_Principal
19:31
RT @rachlabossiere: @davidwees as teachers, if you want the feedback, ask for it. Build prof growth plan & ask admin to weigh in #bced
davidwees
19:31
I'm planning on asking to be observed more often next year. I'm also going to be observing teachers more frequently. #BCed
jennyarntzen
19:31
collaboration is a social skill - trust is a sign that the conditions for learning are fostering trustworthy behaviour #bced
JamesBrauer
19:30
@vicit I agree fully! That working relationship starts at the time of hire or first day of school year. #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:30
@davidwees as teachers, if you want the feedback, ask for it. Build prof growth plan & ask admin to weigh in #bced
bobneuf
19:30
#bced I have the best way to build trust is through activities and relations outside the class, not during observations or meetings.
MrWejr
19:30
RT @DMS_Principal: Trust + Growth Plan + Meaningful Feedback + Support = Teacher Growth #bced
clindhol
19:30
RT @DMS_Principal: The best teachers crave feedback and are disappointed and feel unappreciated when they receive no feedback - We all can improve! #bced
smapplegate
19:30
RT @MiKEHAiRE: @davidwees Admin should give more random positive feedback. A sticky note "Loved that activity you used in class today" is helpful #BCed
vicit
19:30
@JamesBrauer trust is key. and that develops far before/outside of eval. process. #bced
davidwees
19:29
Let's brainstorm some specific action we can take in this area. Is there anything WE should be doing differently? #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:29
RT @MiKEHAiRE Admin should give random positive feedback. A sticky note "Loved that activity used in class today" is helpful #BCed <-YES!!!
clindhol
19:29
@birklearns That's an offer I could get fired up about. How to fast track a passport...? I'd love to bring a few leaders up there! #bced
JamesBrauer
19:29
@vicit Not referring directly to you, meant it more in general. Part of all of us "trusting" teach other, etc. #BCed
MrWejr
19:29
@davidwees @tsbray funny because in my practicum I always asked to be evaluated by a number of others but then stopped when I got ajob #bced
darcymullin
19:29
@davidwees I have always taught as an admin. I find educational discussions easy to enter into, just not as the expert. #bced
erringreg
19:29
@MrWejr Could a super visit the school, attend a staff meeting or school event relevant to your prof dev plan? #BCed
debbiemah
19:29
#bced @larryespe Feedback should be Helpful,Specific andKind (HighTech High)where do we as admin fit into this type of feedback & support?:)
jennyarntzen
19:29
@davidwees #bced involve teachers in social processes of learning where they identify issues and challenges and pursue solution finding
averyteach
19:29
RT @davidwees: Educators, if your kids are tuned out, that's a sign you need to change what you are doing. It's not them, it's you. #BCed
davidwees
19:29
@librarygrl2 @TeacherSabrina I get stage fright on the first day of school, every time. Still, it doesn't stop me from teaching. :) #BCed
MiKEHAiRE
19:29
@davidwees Admin should give more random positive feedback. A sticky note "Loved that activity you used in class today" is helpful #BCed
averyteach
19:28
RT @DMS_Principal: The best teachers crave feedback and are disappointed and feel unappreciated when they receive no feedback - We all can improve! #bced
JamesBrauer
19:28
@averyteach @MrWejr I agree fully. Work smarter, not harder. Align self-improvement to school improvement! #BCed
vicit
19:28
@JamesBrauer not trying to be divisive. I am an admin. Many of my colleagues are not aware of principles of effective feedback. #bced
DMS_Principal
19:28
RT @averyteach: @MrWejr I would say that teacher growth plans should definitely be aligned w/school imprvmnt plan. #bced
davidwees
19:28
RT @averyteach: @MrWejr I would say that teacher growth plans should definitely be aligned w/school imprvmnt plan. All rowing the same direction #bced
MrWejr
19:28
@davidwees we cannot even have that conversation right now due to Bill33 - IMO it is time to be creative though! #bced
davidwees
19:28
RT @MrWejr: @davidwees we cannot even have that conversation right now due to Bill33 - IMO it is time to be creative though! #BCed
davidwees
19:28
RT @tsbray: @davidwees In a small school, we would observe each other and provide feedback. Admin would observe or cover class. #BCed
averyteach
19:28
@MrWejr I would say that teacher growth plans should definitely be aligned w/school imprvmnt plan. All rowing the same direction #bced
JamesBrauer
19:27
@rachlabossiere I agree fully. A teacher's personal goals are for them to be autonomous, but should have a goal aligned to school imp. #BCed
davidwees
19:27
MT @smapplegate: Truly been varied based on administrative climate in school. Seen ranges from excitement to paralyzed with fear. #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:27
@JamesBrauer and be supported on the journey to reach those goals #bced
erringreg
19:27
Sort of back. What did I miss? #BCed
smapplegate
19:27
RT @davidwees: Great fornula! MT @DMS_Principal: Trust + Growth Plan + Meaningful Feedback + Support = Teacher Growth #bced
darcymullin
19:27
RT @earlsamuelson: @davidwees @jennyarntzen y cnt standards B a guide 4 which those learning processes occur--> process is the key #bced
bobneuf
19:27
RT @JamesBrauer: We encourage our students to be lifelong learners. We need to live our advice. Constantly learn, constantly improve. Evaluate away! #BCed
davidwees
19:27
What are some ways we can increase feedback to teachers w/o "getting in the way"? #BCed
MiKEHAiRE
19:27
Do teachers become so "attached" to certain lessons or strategies that they've used for so long that they become resistant to change? #BCed
bobneuf
19:27
@MrWejr not just admin... Teachers fear each other as much or more than admin. Teachers have a learned fear of how valuable they are. #BCed
jennyarntzen
19:27
@davidwees @DMS_Principal #bced critical inquiry + collaborative learning + deliberative dialogic encounters = emergent consciousness
JamesBrauer
19:27
@vicit @DMS_Principal Solidarity my friend...can't keep pointing fingers. Not time to be divisive. Be collaborative. Help, don't hurt #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:27
@JamesBrauer we need to be careful about having others ideas imposed on teachers. teachers should set yearly professional goals #bced (1/2)
debbiemah
19:26
Great formula! MT @DMS_Principal: Trust + Growth Plan + Meaningful Feedback + Support = Teacher Growth #bced absolutely! Add 'alignment?"
MrWejr
19:26
BOOM! RT @clindhol: You guys make me want to be Canadian... RT @davidwees: @clindhol Don't forget the hashtag #BCed
darcymullin
19:26
@davidwees I think stress comes from evaluation when there is not a culture of trust and collaboration. #bced
averyteach
19:26
RT @DMS_Principal: My teachers self-evaluate themselves using Charlotte Danielson's rubric. Then together, we develop a growth plan for improvement! #bced
vicit
19:26
@DMS_Principal We teach kids to give feedback. Maybe some admin need to learn how to do this better too. #bced
davidwees
19:26
Wonder what happens in small schools where the admin are teachers as well? #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:26
@davidwees interesting idea (apprenticeship teaching) #bced
JamesBrauer
19:25
We encourage our students to be lifelong learners. We need to live our advice. Constantly learn, constantly improve. Evaluate away! #BCed
sammorra
19:25
RT @DMS_Principal: Trust + Growth Plan + Meaningful Feedback + Support = Teacher Growth #bced #edchat
birklearns
19:25
@clindhol Hey, thanks! You should come to Connecting Leaders in Oct in Vancouver and see the full prezzy! #bced
AndersonGL
19:25
RT @DMS_Principal: Trust + Growth Plan + Meaningful Feedback + Support = Teacher Growth #bced
KenMLibby
19:25
RT @davidwees: Great fornula! MT @DMS_Principal: Trust + Growth Plan + Meaningful Feedback + Support = Teacher Growth #bced
tsbray
19:25
Better model. RT @davidwees: RT @vicit: @teachersabrina I dread THE observation. More comfortable coming in and being part of class #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:25
@davidwees Fear comes from lack of trust. Skilled admins will build trust, be in classrooms a lot. True collaboration needs trust. #bced
jennyarntzen
19:25
@MrWejr #bced in art school we had to practice giving fair and useful critiques so we could learn from the process, not feel attacked
megormi
19:25
RT @DMS_Principal: Trust + Growth Plan + Meaningful Feedback + Support = Teacher Growth #bced
davidwees
19:25
Great fornula! MT @DMS_Principal: Trust + Growth Plan + Meaningful Feedback + Support = Teacher Growth #bced
MrWejr
19:25
RT @JamesBrauer: Motivation theory suggests that individuals want autonomy, but want to be held accountable within parameters, as well. #BCed
AndersonGL
19:25
@umphrey I've seen pockets of healthy collaboration in schools but school-wide? No. #bced
DMS_Principal
19:25
Trust + Growth Plan + Meaningful Feedback + Support = Teacher Growth #bced
davidwees
19:24
RT @debbiemah: @bobneuf I believe in this process...developing a culture of collaboration, trust, support - everyone learning together! #BCed
MrWejr
19:24
RT @esmecomfort: @davidwees Fear comes from lack of trust. Skilled admins will build trust, be in classrooms a lot. True collaboration needs trust. #BCed
debbiemah
19:24
@bobneuf I believe in this process...developing a culture of collaboration, trust, support - everyone learning together! #BCed
bobneuf
19:24
Yup! And bravery... I think fear drives most of the resistance. RT @MrWejr: @bobneuf TRUST TRUST TRUST! #bced
earlsamuelson
19:24
@davidwees @jennyarntzen why can't standards be treated as a guide for which those learning processes occur #bced #abed
MiKEHAiRE
19:24
There are many different teaching styles, just like learning styles, but bad teaching is always bad teaching. #BCed
davidwees
19:24
RT @vicit: @teachersabrina As admin I dread THE observation as well. Much more comfortable coming in and being part of class #BCed
jennyarntzen
19:24
@johnnybevacqua #bced teachers need formative and summative assessment processes for learning and development, not judgement
misssball
19:24
Apprenticeship concept is good, but the argument will be $$. If we can focus on a cheap/free method than it will be supported. (maybe) #bced
Edu_Trends
19:24
What do you prefer - the fromal evaluation process or the informal supervision process? #bced http://t.co/w3gyU5m
Edu_Trends
19:24
Is it important that professional growth be tied to student success? #bced I think it should be tied ... http://t.co/zFZ1yla
Edu_Trends
19:24
I think that every teacher should observe other educators at work, regularly. #BCed http://t.co/ANPtkxn
MrWejr
19:24
I have observed some "feedback" that has been devastating to a staff culture #bced
TiaBrigid
19:23
@birklearns @MrWejr Our admin suggested observing other teachers in our evals and it motivated many to try it ~ now it is more common #bced
clindhol
19:23
@birklearns Was really preaching and showing your SIP post from 2010 today. Thanks for modeling great leadership practice!! #bced
reachCorey
19:23
Totally agree! @davidwees: I think that every teacher should observe other educators at work, regularly. #BCed
davidwees
19:23
RT @tsbray: @davidwees I've actually requested to be evaluated and observed by administrators. #BCed
davidwees
19:23
@MrWejr I wonder, if you had 2 teachers in the room for 90% of the time, could you increase class size slightly to reduce costs? #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:23
RT @MrWejr: @bobneuf TRUST TRUST TRUST! #bced
justintarte
19:23
BOOM to that! RT @clindhol: You guys make me want to be Canadian... RT @davidwees: @mrwejr @birklearns - Don't forget the hashtag #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:23
@bobneuf what a powerful conversation that would be #bced
OptionsPI
19:23
RT @JamesBrauer: Educational change requires change in culture. Poor school culture will "eat change for lunch." #BCed
darcymullin
19:23
RT @clindhol: Yup. RT @johnnybevacqua: Shouldn't teacher growth/evaluation have both formative and summative components in it? #bced
MrWejr
19:23
@bobneuf TRUST TRUST TRUST! #bced
bobneuf
19:22
#bced imagine if students were allowed to discuss how they were evaluated? Or whether they want to be?
birklearns
19:22
I think everyone wants feedback at some level. We should never hesitate to offer it--there are endless opps? #bced
clindhol
19:22
You guys make me want to be Canadian... RT @davidwees: @clindhol Don't forget the hashtag #BCed
davidwees
19:22
@TeacherSabrina My colleagues, wherever I've gone, have always dreaded THE observation. #BCed
darcymullin
19:22
RT @AndersonGL: When trust is strained between faculty and administration, it's difficult to foster a healthy collaborative culture. #bced
MrWejr
19:22
@davidwees our mentorship program was cut $$$ #bced
DMS_Principal
19:22
Teachers do the best they know how. Let's provide feedback, create opportunities for peer visits, together, develop a plan for success #bced
davidwees
19:22
RT @TeacherSabrina: @davidwees *Are* educators generally afraid of observations & evaluations? I haven't seen that to be the case. #BCed
hoosjon
19:21
RT @jennyarntzen: In a standards based culture everyone is being measured values are placed on scores not learning processes #BCed
clindhol
19:21
Yup. RT @johnnybevacqua: Shouldn't teacher growth/evaluation have both formative and summative components in it? #bced
davidwees
19:21
@clindhol Don't forget the hashtag #BCed
Akevy613
19:21
RT @darcymullin: RT @DMS_Principal: The best teachers crave feedback and are disappointed and feel unappreciated when they receive no feedback .#bced
davidwees
19:21
@rachlabossiere @misssball The apprenticeship model of teaching - http://t.co/CeDhnDu #BCed
bobneuf
19:21
#bced culture of sharing can be created... Bottom up. I team teach and drop in on others all of the time. No "evaluation" forms just me.
rachlabossiere
19:21
@misssball @davidwees what would an apprenticeship look like? #bced
AndersonGL
19:21
When trust is strained between faculty and administration, it's difficult to foster a healthy collaborative culture. #bced
darcymullin
19:21
@rachlabossiere agree again, patience is key. Growth and change take time and commitment. #bced
JamesBrauer
19:20
Educational change requires change in culture. Poor school culture will "eat change for lunch." #BCed
birklearns
19:20
@misssball But mentorship is. Could be something in that...#bced
MelissaSchad
19:20
RT @johnnybevacqua: Shouldn't teacher growth/evaluation have both formative and summative components in it? #bced
davidwees
19:20
RT @darcymullin: RT @DMS_Principal: The best teachers crave feedback and are disappointed and feel unappreciated when they receive no feedback .#bced
davidwees
19:20
RT @jennyarntzen: In a standards based culture everyone is being measured values are placed on scores not learning processes #BCed
AnIowaTeacher
19:20
RT @JamesBrauer: Evaluation needs to be meaningful and purposeful. All educators should be evaluated every year. Every teacher. Every admin. Every yr #BCed
davidwees
19:20
@misssball People who are apprenticed don't gain experience? It would be better than the current TOC system, IMHO. #BCed
darcymullin
19:20
RT @DMS_Principal: The best teachers crave feedback and are disappointed and feel unappreciated when they receive no feedback .#bced
rachlabossiere
19:19
@darcymullin celebrate successes of those who chose to participate, build climate of collaboration & taking risks with personal growth #bced
doughink
19:19
RT @davidwees: One question: Can we switch from evaluation to feedback, and trust educators to be learners? #BCed
darcymullin
19:19
@rachlabossiere absolutely agree! #bced
JamesBrauer
19:19
Motivation theory suggests that individuals want autonomy, but want to be held accountable within parameters, as well. #BCed
misssball
19:19
Apprenticeship not allowed under BCTF/TQS system. #BCed
AnIowaTeacher
19:19
RT @JamesBrauer: As an admin, I want my teachers to "stretch," be innovative, and take risks---WITHOUT FEAR! #BCed
davidwees
19:19
RT @johnnybevacqua: Shouldn't teacher growth/evaluation have both formative and summative components in it? #bced
esmecomfort
19:19
@davidwees Fear comes from lack of trust. Skilled admins will build trust, be in classrooms a lot. True collaboration needs trust. #BCed
davidwees
19:19
RT @tsbray: It would be great if some schools systems do apprenticeships. We have interns, but it is more like indentured servitude. #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:19
@darcymullin I agree, but mandating anything can destroy something positive. Just need to create more opportunities 4 personal growth #bced
johnnybevacqua
19:19
Shouldn't teacher growth/evaluation have both formative and summative components in it? #bced
hoosjon
19:19
So true! RT @davidwees We do a disservice to teachers & students if we rely on test scores for evaluation of either. #BCed
davidwees
19:19
@clindhol I'm not proposing eliminating them, I'm proposing converting the process into one of feedback, rather than punishment. #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:18
RT @darcymullin: RT @Edu_Trends:Can we switch from evaluation to feedback, and trust educators to be learners? #BCed #bced
MrWejr
19:18
For those new to #bced chat, don't worry about trying to read every tweet. Just pick a few and respond/add if you can :-)
JamesBrauer
19:18
Collaborative culture is key! Involves all stakeholders. Admins trust tchrs, but tchrs trust admins. No more top-down. Joint efforts! #BCed
bobneuf
19:18
#bced why not have teachers provide a demonstration of goals to start the year and learning at the end? 13yr olds can... Can professionals?
davidwees
19:18
RT @clindhol: @davidwees Can any organization afford elimating evaluations? Especially one focused on educating children? #BCed
birklearns
19:18
@MrWejr Interesting. Agree, too. Offering release to staff, and they are starting to use it more, but not extensive.
#bced
davidwees
19:18
Educators, if your kids are tuned out, that's a sign you need to change what you are doing. It's not them, it's you. #BCed
darcymullin
19:18
RT @Edu_Trends:Can we switch from evaluation to feedback, and trust educators to be learners? #BCed I think it might be the only way.
DMS_Principal
19:18
The best teachers crave feedback and are disappointed and feel unappreciated when they receive no feedback - We all can improve! #bced
rachlabossiere
19:18
@davidwees @bobneuf starting with the positives builds confidence to let others in on the ones that need the real work #bced
AndersonGL
19:17
RT @darcymullin: I agree to a certain extent, but if schools don't have a collaborative culture, it can backfire if mandated. #bced
JamesBrauer
19:17
@DMS_Principal @AndersonGL I like it DMS! I'm in classrooms daily. Feedback constantly. Wish I could tch lessons frankly #BCed
Michelle_Horst
19:17
RT @JamesBrauer: As an admin, I want my teachers to "stretch," be innovative, and take risks---WITHOUT FEAR! #BCed
katiecasas
19:17
RT @JamesBrauer: Evaluation needs to be meaningful and purposeful. All educators should be evaluated every year. Every teacher. Every admin. Every yr #BCed
darcymullin
19:17
@rachlabossiere I agree to a certain extent, but if schools don't have a collaborative culture, it can backfire if mandated. #bced
davidwees
19:17
RT @Michelle_Horst: Essential for new teachers and those more experienced. It is important to continue learning through collaboration! #BCed
MiKEHAiRE
19:17
Best feedback I ever got was from kids I had a good relationship with. "Your class wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be." #BCed
davidwees
19:16
RT @bobneuf: @davidwees agree... Why not invite to bad lessons as well? We learn from mistakes more than successes. #BCed
MrWejr
19:16
In our district, eval is rare whilke supervision for learning should happen every day #bced
davidwees
19:16
Now, why are educators generally so afraid of observations and evaluations? #BCed
AndersonGL
19:16
Why would we hire and retain a teacher if we don't trust him or her to be a learner and leader? #bced
DMS_Principal
19:16
@AndersonGL @DMS_Principal I provide feedback weekly. In classrooms daily. Final eval is combination of entire year progress! #bced
whittclass
19:16
RT @davidwees: I think that every teacher should observe other educators at work, regularly. #BCed
johnnybevacqua
19:16
@MrWejr I'm evaluated using a 360 survey - superintendent, parents, and teachers #bced
MrWejr
19:16
@birklearns offered this to staff and not a single person took us up on the offer in 2 years #bced
davidwees
19:16
RT @bobneuf: #bced I wonder why a group of paid evaluators is so afraid of others watching them? Open door policy and peer sharing is key, not scores.
darcymullin
19:16
@birklearns I like that idea. I agree that we need to look at different models of organizing. #bced
bobneuf
19:15
#bced I wonder why a group of paid evaluators is so afraid of others watching them? Open door policy and peer sharing is key, not scores.
MrWejr
19:15
RT @birklearns: I love the idea of microteaching and microbservations. Teachers observe other tchrs for a specific part of lesson, covered by admin. #bced
MrWejr
19:15
RT @millerg6: #bced Is there a place for teachers setting professional goals together & holding one another accountable?
MrWejr
19:15
i think each district is different? RT @mathmurd: #bced where does the #bctf stand on teacher evaluation
Edu_Trends
19:15
One question: Can we switch from evaluation to feedback, and trust educators to be learners? #BCed http://t.co/uG2nwkq
erringreg
19:15
@davidwees We could switch to feedback if we let the educators know they were expected to be learners. Clear expectations =trust, too. #BCed
rachlabossiere
19:14
@darcymullin if teacher never has any lessons to share or are excited to have others participate in class - something is "wrong" #bced
davidwees
19:14
RT @rachlabossiere: @darcymullin i feel like teachrs need 2remember to invite others to their classes 4 observ. #bced If u have a gr8 lesson, why not share?
darcymullin
19:14
@rachlabossiere couldn't agree more! #bced
Akevy613
19:14
@darcymullin @davidwees @MrWejr As an admin absolutely- We need to lead by example #bced
davidwees
19:14
Do any school districts use an apprenticeship model for teaching? #BCed
MrWejr
19:14
@erringreg I meet with my supt to discuss my PGP but I am never "observed". Not sure how that would work? #bced
rachlabossiere
19:13
@darcymullin i feel like teachrs need 2remember to invite others to their classes 4 observ. #bced If u have a gr8 lesson, why not share?
birklearns
19:13
@darcymullin Not necessarily. See the microteaching idea earlier. Maybe we need to organize differently? #bced
erringreg
19:13
Have to drive somewhere quickly, will join back soon! #BCed
davidwees
19:13
RT @ThinkThankThunk: @davidwees Woah! Now you're talking my language. I think modeling a continuous formative process matters more than an "A" #BCed
JamesBrauer
19:13
@darcymullin @davidwees @MrWejr In our district, admins moved to performance-based evals one year before tchrs. Solidarity! #BCed
davidwees
19:13
I agree, not all of it is useful, when it is, WOW! RT @MiKEHAiRE: Informal feedback from students is usually more honest. #BCed
erringreg
19:13
@MrWejr Would make sense to connect prof growth plan w/ sch growth plan, as long as the teacher was happy w/ the connection. #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:13
RT @birklearns: Microteaching and microbservations. Teachers observe other tchrs for a specific part of lesson, covered by admin. #bced
ThinkThankThunk
19:13
@davidwees Woah! Now you're talking my language. I think modeling a continuous formative process matters more than an "A" #BCed
dovemerson
19:13
RT @DMS_Principal: My teachers write out their goals during the first PD days. I take them up and mail them to them over winter break. Eye opening! #bced
AndersonGL
19:12
@DMS_Principal Like the idea of C Danielson-based self-reflection. How is final evaluation determined--collaboratively with you? #bced
MiKEHAiRE
19:12
@davidwees Informal feedback from students is usually more honest. #BCed
bryanjack
19:12
RT @davidwees: I think that every teacher should observe other educators at work, regularly. #BCed
darcymullin
19:12
RT @davidwees: @MrWejr First, we need to be clear on what roles we expect admin to play. I hope admin see themselves as lead learners. #BCed
JoeyAhmadi
19:12
3 Qs to ask class each day: what did you learn today?, how will you use it?, and what do you want to learn next? That's edu evaluating #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:12
My teachers write out their goals during the first PD days. I take them up and mail them to them over winter break. Eye opening! #bced
davidwees
19:12
One question: Can we switch from evaluation to feedback, and trust educators to be learners? #BCed
lornacost
19:12
RT @davidwees: We do a disservice to teachers & students if we rely on test scores for evaluation of either. #BCed for sure
JamesBrauer
19:12
@MrWejr I think a component should be tied for sure. Make work meaningful, otherwise its "fake work" to quote Peterson & Nielson #BCed
birklearns
19:11
I love the idea of microteaching and microbservations. Teachers observe other tchrs for a specific part of lesson, covered by admin. #bced
millerg6
19:11
#bced Is there a place for teachers setting professional goals together & holding one another accountable?
darcymullin
19:11
@rachlabossiere because I am not tied to a class, so I am free to "wander" regularly, for teachers to do so, it is a $ item. #bced
Akevy613
19:11
@darcymullin @gcouros @DataDiva @MrWejr R we just playing a name game-teach need2Bgrowing&learning if not there needs2B accountability #bced
mathmurd
19:11
#bced where does the #bctf stand on teacher evaluation
davidwees
19:11
We do a disservice to teachers & students if we rely on test scores for evaluation of either. #BCed
JamesBrauer
19:11
@erringreg Yes. My eval cycle is from January to January each year. #BCed
MrWejr
19:11
Does part of the professional growth plan need to align with the school growth plan if it is collaboratively developed? #bced
rachlabossiere
19:11
@darcymullin why do you feel that it is easier for admin? #bced
davidwees
19:10
I agree. MT @esmecomfort: ...I think teacher assessment shld NOT be narrow, prescriptive & tied to test scores. #BCed
JamesBrauer
19:10
@rachlabossiere @darcymullin Precisely. Our students track their own progress in data-notebooks. If elem students can, tchrs. can. #BCed
darcymullin
19:10
@davidwees agreed, I find this to be such a learning experience, however as an admin it is easier for me than for teachers. #bced
erringreg
19:10
@JamesBrauer And what about admin? Do they get evaluated yearly too? #BCed
misssball
19:10
@davidwees @MrWejr I agree. I think admin have to be both (bureaucrats AND teacher-leaders) #bced (forgot the hash on the last two tweets)
davidwees
19:10
Don't forget the #BCed hashtag folks, so everyone can see your tweets.
darcymullin
19:09
@MrWejr if there is a relationship and trust, then yes. #bced
rachlabossiere
19:09
@darcymullin exactly! and how do we expect our kids to do this if we don't encourage our teachers to do this #bced
DMS_Principal
19:09
My teachers self-evaluate themselves using Charlotte Danielson's rubric. Then together, we develop a growth plan for improvement! #bced
shovon_rahman
19:09
@davidwees Collaborative teaching? Just a thought to build on that tweet. RT every teacher should observe other educators #BCed #edchat
JamesBrauer
19:09
Soon as educators shift from thinking evaluation is nothing but observations, we can make meaningful evaluation tools. #BCed
MrWejr
19:09
RT @erringreg: @MrWejr Maybe take passion based approach. What do they want to learn, improve this year? Most are open to things if it's about them. #BCed
erringreg
19:09
Yes, me too! RT @davidwees: I think that every teacher should observe other educators at work, regularly. #BCed
davidwees
19:09
@MrWejr First, we need to be clear on what roles we expect admin to play. Are they bureaucrats or lead-educators? #BCed
darcymullin
19:09
@davidwees @birklearns Again, how do we define student growth? #BCed AFL...students need to know where they are and where they're going.
erringreg
19:08
@MrWejr Maybe take passion based approach. What do they want to learn, improve this year? Most are open to things if it's about them. #BCed
birklearns
19:08
@davidwees Agree. Just like trying to define professional growth. Not sure if they must be linked, but something tells me so. #bced
MrWejr
19:08
RT @davidwees: I think that every teacher should observe other educators at work, regularly. #BCed
shovon_rahman
19:08
@davidwees Some students tend to be trolls. What we should do is prepare educators to sift out trolls. #edchat #bced
MrWejr
19:08
What is the best way for admin to get evaluated/assessed for growth? #bced
JamesBrauer
19:08
@erringreg Realistic indeed. I do it now. 3 observations a year for my staff. Admins must prioritize. Change is hard, but needed. #BCed
mricheynams
19:08
RT @davidwees: I think that every teacher should observe other educators at work, regularly. #BCed
davidwees
19:08
I think that every teacher should observe other educators at work, regularly. #BCed
davidwees
19:07
@darcymullin @birklearns Again, how do we define student growth? #BCed
darcymullin
19:07
BOOM! RT @MrWejr: Supervision For Learning = Assessment For Learning for Educators? #bced
MrWejr
19:07
Are you comfortable with admin or another staff member observing you? #bced
JamesBrauer
19:07
@davidwees @shovon_rahman If I have a teacher in bldg afraid of eval in the permanent record....he/she AND me doing something wrong. #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:07
RT @averyteach: RT @MrWejr: I would love to work w staff to listen and prepare their professional gowth plan and then help them #bced
darcymullin
19:07
RT @birklearns: Is it important that professional growth be tied to student success? #bced I think it should be tied to student GROWTH.
erringreg
19:07
@JamesBrauer Do you think every year for everyone is realistic? Who would do all that? And when? #BCed
davidwees
19:07
MT @dharter: @davidwees we are piloting teacher program based on what learning is observable rather than what teaching is happening. #BCed
MrWejr
19:06
@erringreg how do I get staff to believe in this process? #bced
davidwees
19:06
We need feedback on how we are doing. What do people think of formal feedback from students? #BCed
DMS_Principal
19:06
Feedback! Feedback! Detailed Feedback! We must provide honest feedback and a detailed action plan for improvement. #bced
darcymullin
19:06
RT @MrWejr: I would love to work w staff to listen and prepare their professional gowth plan and then help them to work toward their goals #bced
averyteach
19:06
RT @MrWejr: I would love to work w staff to listen and prepare their professional gowth plan and then help them to work toward their goals #bced
JoeyAhmadi
19:06
RT @JamesBrauer: As an admin, I want my teachers to "stretch," be innovate, and take risks---WITHOUT FEAR! #BCed
erringreg
19:06
@MrWejr I like the prof growth plan with discussions. That sounds productive and personalized. #BCed
darcymullin
19:06
@birklearns a lot of teachers in our district (and others) have really dived into inquiry learning. #bced
davidwees
19:06
@birklearns It seems like that's a reasonable goal, but define "student success." That's the key I think. #BCed
JamesBrauer
19:06
Evaluation needs to be meaningful and purposeful. All educators should be evaluated every year. Every teacher. Every admin. Every yr #BCed
MrWejr
19:05
Supervision For Learning = Assessment For Learning for Educators? #bced
millerg6
19:05
RT @JamesBrauer: As an admin, I want my teachers to "stretch," be innovate, and take risks---WITHOUT FEAR! #BCed
birklearns
19:05
Is it important that professional growth be tied to student success? #bced
darcymullin
19:05
RT @JamesBrauer: As an admin, I want my teachers to "stretch," be innovative, and take risks---WITHOUT FEAR! #BCed Risks depend on trust.
shovon_rahman
19:05
@davidwees @JamesBrauer Just like how I said earlier: no permanent records allowed. #BCed #edchat
Edu_Trends
19:05
#bced chat topic - "How can BC educators be evaluated in a way that promotes professional growth? now... http://t.co/EpS2mES
davidwees
19:05
Interesting idea => MT @shovon_rahman: [E]valuate educators so that it doesn't end up in their "permanent record." #BCed #edchat
MrWejr
19:05
I would love to work w staff to listen and prepare their professional gowth plan and then help them to work toward their goals #bced
darcymullin
19:05
@gcouros that is similar hre. I think Evaluation stunts growth - 2 summative. Quality feedback (ie AFL) is essential 4 all learners. #bced
DataDiva
19:04
@MrWejr Different purposes - i.e. which do you prefer? Dress rehearsal or opening night? #BCed
JamesBrauer
19:04
@davidwees I like performance-based eval tools that allow tchrs to self-identify goals, using qualitative measures and quant #BCed
davidwees
19:04
@MrWejr I think a mixture of both is necessary. #BCed
shovon_rahman
19:04
@davidwees About the topic: evaluate educators so that it doesn't end up in their "permanent record." #BCed #edchat
birklearns
19:04
What are some examples of professional growth in this context? #bced
JamesBrauer
19:03
As an admin, I want my teachers to "stretch," be innovative, and take risks---WITHOUT FEAR! #BCed
davidwees
19:03
@JamesBrauer How can we reduce the fear of failure from educators then? #BCed
erringreg
19:03
@davidwees For me, three times in 15 yrs of teaching. #BCed
MrWejr
19:03
What do you prefer - the fromal evaluation process or the informal supervision process? #bced
JamesBrauer
19:03
As an admin, I want my teachers to "stretch," be innovate, and take risks---WITHOUT FEAR! #BCed
davidwees
19:03
I've only been formally evaluated by 4 different people during my career. #BCed
JamesBrauer
19:03
@davidwees Personal reflection toward personal goals and organization goals would help yield professional growth. Meaningful goals. #BCed
erringreg
19:02
Last time I was formally evaluated was when I switched from elementary to HS. It was a very good process and helpful. #BCed
MrWejr
19:02
RT @davidwees: Let's not forget, educators includes administrators, aides, teachers... #BCed
mathmurd
19:02
#bced chat topic - "How can BC educators be evaluated in a way that promotes professional growth? now : )
davidwees
19:02
RT @aakune: @davidwees can't make the #bced chat tmrw but I suggest some form of prof growth plan that promotes ongoing reflection,inquiry and learning.
MrWejr
19:02
RT @davidwees: Topic for tonight "How can BC educators be evaluated in a way that promotes professional growth? #BCed #edchat
davidwees
19:02
@esmecomfort Sure, anyone. Educator evaluation is a topic many people are interested in. #BCed
davidwees
19:01
Let's not forget, educators includes administrators, aides, teachers... #BCed
davidwees
19:01
.@datadiva brought up the idea of formative & summative assessments. How do these apply to teachers? #BCed
davidwees
19:00
Topic for tonight "How can BC educators be evaluated in a way that promotes professional growth? #BCed #edchat