OpenEducation/Teacher Appraisal

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Open Teacher Appraisal

Fundamental to open teacher appraisal is the belief that open colleagueships is the paramount way in which a school should be run


  • Open teacher appraisal involves the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that teachers provide education and services that fully meet the needs of their students and school communities
  • Open teacher appraisal systems provide a systematic approach to personal goal setting and link school objectives to the performance of each individual teacher
  • Open education appraisal is about leaning from experiences, being guided by those with different experiences and not apportioning blame
If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake.  ~Eli Siegel


  • Open education refers to forms of education in which knowledge, ideas or important aspects of teaching methodology or infrastructure are shared freely
  • Open education represents a major social innovation, with potential that extends well beyond the realm of teaching
  • Open education can create better schools using openness, participation and community
  • Open education is about everything we do as teachers being open

*Therefore open teacher appraisal has a twofold approach to professional and personal growth;

  1. Creating a nurturing school environment to assist in the individual teacher progressing as an educator
  2. Assisting in the teacher becoming an open educator that practices the principles of open education


  • Establish who will be part of the appraisal process
  • Establish what information will be gathered and by whom
  • Establish what will happen with the gathered information
  • Establish open goals that assist with the development of the teacher and school


  • Documentation will be owned by the appraiser and appraisee
  • Dialogue will continue with both parties to reach consensus over gathered information

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