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Old 04-14-2019, 05:05 AM
 
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Be in classrooms. Not as an evaluator, just as a, "Hey, I'm an adult in this school who knows you, Kids." Leave suggestions for formal observation visits. Notice only positive, supportive, non-evaluative things: Your kids come in so calmly! They're so secure in their routine. / I loved Gio's answer this morning, what a thought process! / Sarah's a tough but to crack, huh? You handled her tantrum so caringly this morning. Do you have it under control, or do you feel like you need more support? / Their writing is really coming along!

I roll my eyes when an evaluator waltzes in twice per year and tries to give me suggestions. They don't know the kids, the routines, the relationships, or the progress. Know the students, know the classrooms, know the teachers because you're there.
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