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Topic: APPR
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Registered: 12/3/04
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 11:01 AM
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The way I see it, there are two types of Principal's when it comes to the
new APPR evaluation system.

1. The type that is looking to find the positive in us in order to
maximize our 60 points, in house. The Principal in our elementary school
is this type! But I teach in the high school, and have for 27 years.


2. They type that is constantly warning his/her staff that he/she is going
to nail you for not doing this or that, essentially promoting a "gotcha"
type of atmosphere. One that cultivates a feeling of paranoia within the
teaching staff.

We have a mega-type 2 Principal in my school! We even have a monthly,
small-group meeting with him in which he goes over each element of the
Charollete Danielson model and tells us how he's going to get us.
Additionally, after our informal 10-15 minute walk-throughs, we have a one
on one meeting in which he tells us everything that we didn't do! We all
feel as though we need to update our resume even though no one is going top
be hiring.

So I was just wondering which type of administrator you have and possibly
what your thoughts were on our situation in my school. I'm sure we are not


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