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Peer Evaluation Forms

  • 1.  Peer Evaluation Forms

    Posted 01-07-2019 10:39 PM
    Does anyone have a peer evaluation form that you find beneficial to your teachers and that you would be willing to share?

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    Tiffany Knight
    Pulaski Academy
    Little Rock AR
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  • 2.  RE: Peer Evaluation Forms

    Posted 01-09-2019 07:32 AM
    Hi I do have work environment survey and family survey if you want I can share. I am also looking beneficial peer evaluation.

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    Sinem Guven
    Program Coordinator
    Giraffe Kids Academy
    Houston TX
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  • 3.  RE: Peer Evaluation Forms

    Posted 01-09-2019 08:50 AM
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    This is the form that we use for peer evaluations.

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    Sherrie Rose Mayle
    Director/Teacher
    Campbell Parents' Participation Preschool
    Campbell, CA
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    Fall Review Form.pdf   20K 1 version


  • 4.  RE: Peer Evaluation Forms

    Posted 01-09-2019 09:05 AM
    I'm curious, anybody using peer reviews in a public school setting?  If so, how is that going over with staff and/or the educators' association?
    Thanks!

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    Michele Ramsey
    Principal
    CCSD 59 Early Learning Center
    Mt Prospect ILPrincipal
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  • 5.  RE: Peer Evaluation Forms

    Posted 01-10-2019 09:07 AM
    And how did this work out? I do not think it is the role of peers to evaluate the work/effectiveness of their co-workers. I think it would make a mess of the trust and willingness to share. The climate in the school between employees and administration would deteriorate. Administrators are responsible for this and should not push it off to classroom teachers. I can see a classroom teacher help in evaluating their assistant teachers who report to them.

    There are other ways to get at helping teachers think through their work. How about regular collaborative sessions where teachers share their work with children, discussing what they are doing and why and receive feedback and suggestions. Here, if the environment is non-judgemental, teachers can focus on the work of their peers and offer assistance as needed or add to the ideas a teacher may have about the progress of individual children, the group, and the curriculum.

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    Nora Krieger
    Associate Professor Emerita/ Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/ New Jersey Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park NJ
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  • 6.  RE: Peer Evaluation Forms

    Posted 01-10-2019 10:57 AM
    Nora-

    I agree with your comment about it being the Administrators role and not pushing it on the peers.  The format of the peer evaluation that we are seeking to incorporate will be one that is most beneficial to the one observing.  I truly feel that teachers learn most from each other and by us gifting them with time to be in the classroom of a fellow team member, we are giving valuable time for them to learn.  I'm asking that the evaluation include one "glow" but it will mainly point out areas that the one observing finds helpful.

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    Tiffany Knight
    Pulaski Academy
    Little Rock AR
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  • 7.  RE: Peer Evaluation Forms

    Posted 01-10-2019 06:55 PM
    I think the issue for me is semantics and the associations that people make when they hear certain words. Evaluation implies judgment. I still think that collaborative staff meetings on a regular basis using some format - there are many such as critical friends and others suggested by Marge Carter and Ann Pelo - takes the judgmental stance that evaluation implies and turns the process into a professional development experience. Even if you were to use the topics on your evaluation form as a starting point for conversation, it would be better if the individual teacher, not the observer, bring up issues that are bothering them or need discussion. The director or principal could also start by bringing up a topic for all to discuss about how they handle certain situations vis-a-vis children or families or how they implement their curriculum.

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    Nora Krieger
    Associate Professor Emerita/ Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/ New Jersey Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park NJ
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  • 8.  RE: Peer Evaluation Forms

    Posted 01-10-2019 11:21 AM
    I should mention that I am a Director/Teacher in a non-profit parent participation school and so all of our staff members (there are 3 of us) work in the classroom, but never at the same time.  We are in a one room schoolhouse so we only hold one class at a time (all classes are half day - a 2-day morning class, a 3-day morning class, and a 4-day afternoon class).  And our office is more of a storage space so most of my Director hours are worked from home.  We do not have a dynamic of those with administrative roles versus those with teaching roles.  None of us report to each other.  We monitor ourselves and report to the parent board as a group.  In the fall, we do peer evaluations and in the spring we have an outside, qualified observer observe us.  The peer evaluations have been positive opportunities for us to see each other in practice, note the amazing qualities in each other, and learn how we can scaffold skills and activities as children transition between classes.  Our focus is definitely non-judgmental and positive and we are very open with each other.  We come to understand each other better and because we are such a small staff, I find we do not have barriers in our willingness to share.  Of course, our monthly staff meetings are also opportunities for us to learn more about each others' classes.

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    Sherrie Rose Mayle
    Director/Teacher
    Campbell Parents' Participation Preschool
    Campbell, CA
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