Waiting a While...?

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  1. RadiantBerg

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    Anyone else here have to wait a long while to get your observations back? My asst. principal basically said that if you have to wait more than a day or two to get your observation report back from him, it means it will be good and that we should not be worried. I was observed almost two weeks ago by him, and I haven't gotten it back. I guess I should be happy that he does not have any major concerns, but the waiting is killer...starting to forget the lesson :lol: Anyone else have to wait a long time to get their observations back? Some of the admin gets it same day, and some takes weeks.
     
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  3. dgpiaffeteach

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    I'll be two weeks this Wednesday without formal feedback. My P said he's going to try and do it tomorrow. He told me everything was fine though, and he likes being in my room :) we have no AP or anything so I know it will be awhile. He's always busy! I'm assuming if it were a bad eval, he'd get to you sooner.

    I agree though-the waiting is so hard!!
     
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    I had mine Thursday, and I want my report too! As a first year teacher, my principal HAS to have a post conference with me within 10 days...so I get a report and a talking session.
     
  5. czacza

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    Under our new guidelines, administration is supposed to communicate with the observed teacher within a day, which is virtually impossible in a district the size of mine. Take notes whenever you are observed...date, time, how long observer stayed, what you were teaching, activities kids were doing...
     
  6. Go Blue!

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    It can take over a month depending on how early in the process you have your observation. The year's first formal observation must take place between mid-October and the end of November.

    Usually, Admin calls in all teachers the day before the district's deadline for submittal of the observations so we can sign off on it.
     
  7. mathteachertobe

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    Our sit-down has to be within 10 days (I think) according to our contract. In my district, if they want to put you on an improvement plan, but wait too long, you can file a grievance. Then again, if they thought you needed to be put on a plan, they probably wouldn't wait so long to give you feedback. I was quite anxious last year, as a probationary teacher, as I could have been non-renewed without cause. One of my observations took almost a month to have the conversation about, but it all worked out. If they are concerned, they will meet with you sooner rather than later, at least if they're serious about doing their job.
     
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    I had a conference with my chair the afternoon of the observation.

    It was on a Friday; I had my writeup by noon Monday.
     
  9. Tasha

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    Ours are due back within 10 school days it is usually 2-3 days
     
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    In my district, followups must occur within five school days of the observation. My P actually had to redo my first observation because we met on day five, but then she had to be called out for a true emergency.
     
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    My P is great about it. She takes her notes on her iPad or laptop and sends them to me minutes after leaving the classroom. I'm being observed by the AP this time, and she sends emails too very soon after the observation, even if she doesn't send me a full report.

    I appreciate them at least checking in and saving me the dread.
     
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    My P emailed me my observation 30 seconds after leaving my room. No joke.
     
  13. Milsey

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    Last year, my AP waited till Friday afternoon. I thought I was in the clear ( it had been 4 days) and in she comes with a sour look on her face and a big, fat envelope.
    Much soul-searching over the weekend...
     
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    Self reflection is generally a good thing.:2cents:
     
  15. nyteacher29

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    Our aps have 90 days to get back to us. Yep, 90 days. Oh,and they can come in between those 90 days and still do more evaluations

    I had my observation a month ago. Got some verbal feedback but nothing in writing yet...

    Thank god I know p likes what he sees in my room otherwise I'd be freaking out
     
  16. Linguist92021

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    oh, 90 days is way too long.
    What if we gave feedback on student essays 90 days later? Whatever happened to immediate (or as soon as possible) feedback?
    I think it should be within a week, in huge schools maybe up to 2 weeks.
     
  17. Caesar753

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    Our contracts stipulate the amount of time between when the observation happens and when we receive feedback about it (in the form of a post-observation conference). My supervising administrator is good about having these conferences the day after an observation. Sometimes he gets busy, so it might be a couple of days, but I've never waited more than that long.
     
  18. JustMe

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    I wonder what administrators would think about a teacher returning student tests a few weeks later...

    Wait a few weeks you want to give teachers the impression that observations are just hoops through which to jump. If they're supposed to be meaningful experiences and tools, a quick meeting should take place within a day or two. If we don't meet within that time, the observation is supposed to be done again.
     

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