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Recognizing Evaluator Bias Part I

Maintaining Objectivity Through Evidence

 

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As instructional leaders, we must engage in evaluation and coaching practices that are transparent and fair.  As human beings, this is not always easy.  This course will build your awareness of your own bias that may exist in observation and feedback practices and provide you with some strategies to increase the level of objectivity across the process.

Learning Targets:

  • Understanding bias and the importance of objectivity in evaluation
  • Recognizing bias in classroom observation practices
  • Determine strategies and solutions to overcome bias in observation

Prerequisite assessments:

None

Next Steps:

Strengthening your evidence-collection practices will serve to further increase objectivity in your observation processes and feedback to teachers. Select the appropriate courses to best meet your needs among Evidence-Based Observation I, II or III. These courses begin with basic practices and move toward collecting student-focused evidence of engagement and learning.

 

 

Lessons

Types of Bias

flickr photo shared by quinn.anya under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license  Warm Up Think about a few teachers in your school about whom you have formed an opinion over time:…