Preface: Who Shall Teach Our Children?
Chapter 1: Evaluation and the Documentation Challenge
Chapter 2: The Evaluation of Teachers
Chapter 3: The Principal as Evaluator
Chapter 4: Legal Frameworks: Infusing the Evaluation with Fairness
Chapter 5: The Five Fatal “Eyes” of Unprofessional Conduct
Chapter 6: Files, Memos, and Documentation
Chapter 7: Conclusion and the Ten Commandments of Documentation
Appendix A - InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning
Progressions for Teachers
Appendix B – Personnel Evaluation Standards
Appendix C – Examples of Causes and Evidence for Dismissal/Discipline
Appendix D – The Bologna Sandwich Technique
Appendix E – Negligent Hiring: Did We Hire the Wrong Person?
Appendix F: Table of Cases
About the Authors
This book would make an excellent gift for an aspiring superintendent or someone who has landed in her or his first superintendency. "Threading the Evaluation Needle" emphasizes the principle that supervision of school staff requires the school leader to prioritize instructional supervision while ensuring accountability processes used by the school leader are led with integrity.