Appcriptive Interview And Presentations About Your Experience As A Teacher

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Interviewer: This is just going to be a very informal conversation about teacher evaluations that you are using now. We are going to start with a few quick questions about your experience as a teacher. Including this year, how many years have you been a full time classroom teacher?

Interviewee: 15 years.

Interviewer: And what about [inaudible][00:00:21].

Interviewee: 15 years.

Interviewer: Have you received tenure?

Interviewee: Yes.

Interviewer: What was your pathway into teacher?

Interviewee: I went to college for education.

Interviewer: What is the population of students that you get, in terms of demographic and economic status?

Interviewee: What is the percentage?

Interviewer: Yeah.

Interviewee: Probably like 60 percent Hispanic,
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Interviewee: The principal is a good person, individually, on a one on one basis. She explains things well sometimes, on a one on one basis. I think, to the staff, the direction becomes kind of muddled. Personally, I like her very much, organizationally, I don’t think the school is run that well.

Interviewer: What about the relationship between the teachers and the principal, do you think that the teachers trust her?

Interviewee: No.

Interviewer: Now we are going to talk about the measures of [inaudible][00:02:25]. Do you feel that the aspects of the Danielson framework, are addressing the right things for you as a teacher?

Interviewee: Somewhat, I think student engagement is something that should be measured. I think, the emphasis on questioning is not the right emphasis. I think the emphasis should be less on questioning and more in interaction between the teacher and the student, and if need be, there are also test that would probably be somewhat okay to. I wouldn’t say it should be the only factor, but portfolios should also be a factor. I think that the thrust should be for the evaluation should be to help the teacher become a better teacher, not as a