Successful Remediation of the Unsatisfactory Teacher

AAC #1011

Learn the prescription for success to evaluate, remediate, and dismiss both non-tenured and tenured teachers. This academy will offer a review of sound instructional theory that evaluators need to know in this age of Education Reform. This will include measures and indicators for sound teacher pedagogy and student performance-based teacher evaluation systems. Various evaluation systems will be presented such as the Danielson Framework. Learn how to evaluate and make critical decisions on non-tenured teachers and, more importantly, how to evaluate tenured teachers and hold them accountable for both teaching and non-teaching functions. Too often school administrators ignore poor employee performance that is not instruction related. Learn how work rules and a structured discipline process solve these problems. Learn how to follow school law and develop teacher remediation plans. As an added bonus, learn how school administrators are using technology devices for walkthroughs, observations, and completing teacher evaluation processes.

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==Stand for Children Co-founder describes Illinois take down of teachers and their unions==




Books Cited in Dr. Voltz’s PresentationRemediation & Evaluation of Tenured & Non-Tenured Teachers



Danielson, Charlotte. Enhancing Professional Practice, A Framework for Teaching. Virgina, ASCD, 2007.

Elder, Chet. Dismissal Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2004.

Esquith, Rafe. Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire. New York: Penguin Group, 2007.

Lemov, Doug. Teach Like A Champion. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010

Marzano, Robert, Pickering, Debra, and Pollock, Jane. Classroom Instruction that Works, Research-Based Strategies For Increasing Student Achievement. ASCD. 2001.

Marzano, Robert J., Frontier, Tony, and Livingston, David. Effective Supervision, Supporting The Art And Science of Teaching. Virginia: ASCD. 2011.

Schmoker, Mike. Focus, Evaluating the Essentials To Radically Improve Student Learning. Virginia: ASCD. 2011.

Wise, Joseph, and David Sundstrom. Power of Teaching – The Science of the Art. Florida: Atlantic Research Partners, 2010.



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The Promise and Perils of Changing Teacher Evaluations http://bit.ly/jBCl7O

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Some cutting-edge technologies are trying to take teacher evaluation to the next level. But their real power may be as self-evaluation tools.
  • A leading mathematician debunks popular value-added teacher assessment models. http://wapo.st/ji4tmQ
  • How can effective teaching be identified and developed? Measures of Effective Teaching project aims to find out.http://www.metproject.org/
  • 360 of Reflection Cutting-edge technologies take teacher evaluation to the next level. Real power is self-evaluation. http://bit.ly/kfH45X
  • Teacher merit pay system in Ohio's new collective bargaining law could be first of its kind in the countryhttp://bit.ly/gstOp4
  • Indiana makes wide spread education reforms including new teacher evaluation, limits on collective bargaining and morehttp://bit.ly/kKhOrT
  • Alternatives to teacher tenure -- what will work? http://bit.ly/mGXTiZ
  • llinois legislators are considering a plan to tweak teachers' collective bargaining rights http://bit.ly/kQI9qI
  • Teacher layoffs ahead: Should seniority prevail? Six considerations.http://bit.ly/fALnP7
  • study found that by spending 10% more class time on direct instruction, students could receive more learning each year.http://bit.ly/fJyxiL
  • Ohio's new collective-bargaining law effectively eliminates salary schedules and step increases http://bit.ly/gstOp4
  • Almost all the midwest states are engaging in some form of education reform. Education reforms move forward in Indiana http://bit.ly/h3J47J
  • NY state student achievement tests would account for either 20% or 40%, depending on the district.http://nyti.ms/k4Cpe1

  • Teachers Group Mulls Suit Over State Evaluations requiring that 40% of teacher ratings based on students' test scores.http://bit.ly/kVlMJc
  • Why the value-added model is bad for educationhttp://t.co/LO

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