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For the last two years I haven't passed my evaluations. There are five sections to the process and I've gotten flying colors in four: the one area I have 'trouble' in is student assessment. This is an issue for me because I see classes twice in a month, so I don't have the opportunity to follow up on most of the lessons I teach. It doesn't help either that both my evaluators were particularly micro-managing types.

So this year I've received an 'invitation' to participate in a peer assistance and review program, which is sort of humiliating considering I've been a librarian for over thirty years. I'm hesitant to do it because I'm pretty sure the peer they'll assign me won't be a librarian. I'm also not sure if this 60 hour process will replace the evaluation or be concurrent, which will be a lot more work than I really want to deal with this year.

It's frustrating to the extreme. My current principal is a former math teacher and doesn't support the library at all. She doesn't see any value in students 'wasting valuable learning time' being here and constantly books the library for meetings instead. I feel undercut every step of the way and if it wasn't for several teachers who value my work, I'd probably ask for a transfer.

Has anyone out there done the peer assistance and review program? I'd dearly love to know what it's like.


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Sep. 23rd, 2017 03:08 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. This is such a tough and frustrating situation to be in. Is there any way you can get in touch your union rep and discuss this situation with him/her?
Sep. 7th, 2018 01:25 am (UTC)
exit slips. instant assessment.
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