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Collaborative Peer Coaching That Improves Instruction The 2 + 2 Performance Appraisal Model

by Dwight W. Allen

Collaborative Peer Coaching That Improves Instruction The 2 + 2 Performance Appraisal Model Synopsis

Based on frequent, mutual feedback from peers, students and administrators, the 2+2 method is deceptively simple in concept, but has shown tremendous potential in the schools where it has been implemented. Using the 2+2 performance appraisal method, teachers regularly visit each others' classrooms during instructional time for as long as it takes to write two compliments and two suggestions for improvement. In a time where teachers have become increasingly isolated, this strategy increases meaningful contact and collaboration, and allows for administrator participation in a less threatening context than the traditional performance appraisal, greatly reducing teachers' levels of anxiety and self-doubt, which in turn leads to increased job-satisfaction.

Collaborative Peer Coaching That Improves Instruction The 2 + 2 Performance Appraisal Model Press Reviews

Collaborative Peer Coaching That Improves Instruction: The 2 + 2 Performance Appraisal Model provides a simple method for performance apraisal for teachers that could be used by either peer teachers or administrators...The model provides feedback, encouragement, discussion, discourse, perspective, and collaboration in the improvement of instruction...model has been effective...The components of the model can be applied to other professions, especially those in the fields of social service and customer support. -- Susan Catapano * PsycCRITIQUES * Sharing ideas and feedback leads to teaching improvement and helps create valuable discourse on the learning process. A 2+2 program is a powerful way to change the culture of isolation. Education majors would experience a shared teaching culture--a model to emulate one day in their own classroom. -- Evan Dobelle, President Encouraging teahcers to visit each other's classrooms and create an environment of sharing and mutal trust has the potential to transform the profession. -- William Lee The 2+2 system fosters collegiality and contributes to professional development by reducing teacher isolation and encouraging collaboration among teachers. -- James Cooper, Commonwealth Professor of Education The authors present a powerful idea with the potential to transform schools by tearing down walls between teachers. -- Rudolph Crew, Fomer Chancellor A refreshing dose of what the educational world (and others, too) needs for joyful accountability. -- Jack Canfield, CEO The book is an action-oriented game plan to improve teachers' performance--designed, initiated, and implemented by teachers. It tackles one of education's toughest issues--teacher isolation. -- Anne Bryant, Executive Director The authors present a wonderfully simple idea for turning a school into a learning community. It is a powerful, growth-oriented strategy for creating instructional focus in a school. -- Roy D. Nichols, Jr., Superintendent of Schools

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412906098
Publication date: 8th December 2004
Author: Dwight W. Allen
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 136 pages
Categories: Teaching skills & techniques,

About Dwight W. Allen

Dwight W. Allen, Ed.D., is the Eminent Professor of Educational Reform at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia. He received his A.B. (with Distinction) in history, with honors in Humanities, from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He continued at Stanford and completed both his M.A. and his Ed.D. in Education. Dwight is also heavily involved in global concerns and for more than 10 years served as the International Technical Advisor for the United Nations Development Program in China as well as a consultant to the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Germany. He also serves or ...

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