Teacher appraisal

Appraisal is all about

  • collaboratively defining a learning culture, with its desired behaviours, symbols and systems

  • observing how well that culture is realised

  • facilitating self-reflection, including feedback

  • collaboratively identifying improvement goals

  • creating an action plan to achieve those goals

  • Supporting the implementation of the action plan

The link below leads to an appraisal process with supporting documents.

Effective behaviours

Dr. Marzano designed ten questions teachers should ask about their effectiveness. When these questions are matched against teaching standards, a matrix of effective behaviours emerges. Unfortunately, unsatisfactory performance also emerges from time to time and needs to be quickly addressed.

The following links lead to an example of the matrix, managing unsatisfactory behaviour, and a page about facilitated reflection for teachers to use as a prompt for self-reflection and improvement.