The Goldurs’ Method and Categories:
Management is how the teacher moves the children throughout the classroom and the school, uses transition time, has materials ready, lessons prepared, and is organized with paperwork.
Discipline is the handling of student’s behavior that needs attention. Appropriate and consistent responses, resolution of problems and conflicts, and action taken are included in this category. Discipline may be a less significantly needed skill in some classrooms or in some schools.
Communication includes the teachers dialogue with colleagues, parents, and administrators, particularly keeping parents informed of classroom activities and the work and progress and needs of individual students.
Instruction is the presentation of skills in a manner to meet the learning modalities of all students. Instruction includes follow up assignments during individual work periods, remediation, and providing challenge and enrichment.
Caring about the students and the instruction. Caring about the students is the main component of this category.
If a teacher is strong in a category they earn one point, if they are weak in that category zero points, and if they show some strength or they are inconsistent in a category they earn a one half of a point. A teacher who demonstrates strength in all five categories earns a rare five. A three and one half, a four or a four and one half usually reflect a effective, overall teacher.
Instruction and caring are the most important ingredients to be a successful teacher. Management follows right behind.
To properly evaluate a teacher they must observed with their students in the classroom, and for elementary teachers also on the yard, and at various places throughout the campus.