Jeff Utecht wrestles with the way administrators typically evaluate technology use and offers some suggestions for dealing with this issue. The comments following the article are also interesting. [He uses a Marc Prensky article that I’ve used during workshops as a framework for evaluating technology use. NB]
xtranormal video of inconsistency of focus woalks (wwalkthroughs).
An article from the Center for Teaching that discusses the value of meaningful feedback and reflection.
Sample of Rhode Island's Model Educator Evaluation form.
An article from Scholastic Administrator that gives a good overview of the book, Instructional Rounds in Education.
Summary of a new report about Gen Y teachers' attitude toward evaluation and feedback.
Based on The Art and Science fo Teaching, this document contains useful information related to instructional rounds to observe classrooms, teachers, and students.
Peter Pappas uses a video clip from SNL with Jerry Seinfeld teaching history. He shares a technique to work with administrators on effective observation and feedback to teachers.
Collection of ideas for using iPad for Paperless walkthroughs
Nice format for walkthrough observations (even without using GoogleApps/iPad).
Observing student behavior that affects student learning
Marzano article that discusses three categories of classroom activity and what to look for.
Resources from Education World ® Administrators Center for walk-through observations.