Classroom teachers are professionally accountable to their Teaching Philosophy. At the beginning of each year, supervising administrators should have a personal conference with each of their teachers. By the end of the conference, administrator and teacher should agree that the teacher’s philosophy is acceptable.
The supervising administrator makes regular visits to the each teacher’s classroom. After each visit, the administrator has a personal conference with each teacher to discuss how things observed in the classroom fit in the teacher’s Teaching Philosophy. If the teacher is not living up to their Teaching Philosophy, or the philosophy needs updating, adjustments are made.
Professional evaluation of classroom teachers should make both teachers and administrators better at their jobs. Honest communication about a teacher’s philosophy, between administrators and classroom teachers, not raising test scores, will improve the educational experience of today’s students.