Using Peer Coaching to Increase Teacher Effectiveness: Enhancing Traditional Performance Evaluation

Sally Shepherd and Erin Stutzman

Using peer coaching as a support to traditional teacher evaluation methods can help to increase teacher effectiveness and increase student achievement.  Standard teacher evaluation methods used in most schools today may not always provide essential feedback in a timely manner to encourage and support teacher effectiveness.  In order to increase both quantity and quality of evaluative feedback, peer coaching can be used to supplement evaluations done by the administrative team. 

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