Effective Teacher Evaluation: A Guide for Principals

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SAGE Publications, 2006 - Education - 114 pages
Enrich the quality of teaching and learning in your school with meaningful teacher evaluations! Effective teacher evaluation is at the core of improving the quality and value of education and principals bear the responsibility of implementing a teacher evaluation program that helps develop highly qualified teachers and promotes high academic standards. In their easy-to-use handbook, evaluation experts Kenneth D. Peterson and Catherine A. Peterson offer a fresh, innovative look into teacher evaluation methods, focusing on three central areas: 1) increasing the amount of objective data, 2) increasing teacher involvement, and 3) increasing the technical and sociological quality of the evaluation process. This excellent resource provides specific "how-to" methods to help principals: Use the best objective evidence available Put the teacher at the center of the process Use multiple data sources Use data sources which vary by individual teacher Incorporate student achievement data Inspire ongoing teacher reflection and analysis. Use the specific strategies and best practices in this practical guide to help inspire quality teaching and high academic achievement.

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The focus of Dr. Peterson’s lab has been on the nutritional approaches to bone health, and, recently the lab has become interested in vitamin D and its implications for human health including and beyond bone. Dr. Peterson currently has three on-going projects including: 1. Vitamin D status and inflammation. Dr. Peterson’s lab recently completed a cross-sectional, observational study of pre- and postmenopausal tanning bed users to explore the relationship between vitamin D status and inflammatory marker status with a focus on 25(OH)D levels; 2. Efficacy of ultraviolet B radiation in the treatment of vitamin D insufficiency in children with cystic fibrosis; 3. Vitamin D status and pain perception/muscle strength.

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