Teacher Evaluation in NH

4 Jan

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Click here to listen to NHPR correspondent Sam Evans-Brown’s recent report about possible updates to New Hampshire’s teacher evaluation requirements. Many of the details are similar to those discussed at Underhill’s faculty meeting in August.

Best,
Drew

2 Responses to “Teacher Evaluation in NH”

  1. Amanda Stark January 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    I really think that a mentoring program would benefit Hooksett greatly!

    • Karen L. January 8, 2013 at 11:02 am #

      Amanda – I couldn’t agree more! There are so many things a “new” teacher can learn from an experienced mentor. This is different from the “student teacher” relationship, because the new teacher is now in the position of teaching all day, every day with the responsibility for running a classroom. Classroom management skills, budgeting, handling unanticipated student/parent situations…all this and more becomes manageable when one has a mentor to turn to for advice and assistance. The best teachers know how to access resources to continually improve instruction. A dedicated mentor is the first and best resource for new teachers. The added benefit is that the mentor will also learn from the enthusiasm, energy and recent education of the new teacher. This is, in my opinion, a win-win situation for everyone.

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