Nolan & Hoover Supervision and Evaluation of the Novice Teacher
Nolan, J., & Hoover, L. A. (2005). Teacher supervision and evaluation: Theory into practice. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Chapter 10: Supervision and Evaluation of the Novice Teacher
Why are Novice Teachers a Special Case in Supervision and Evaluation?
• Novice teachers experience a transition period in their first year. They are often thrown into a full load unlike other professions and consequently experience high levels of stress and frustration.
Supervising Novice Teachers Through Mentoring
• The Role of Mentors: Meeting the Needs of Novice Teachers
o Novices travel through 5 stages according to Moir (1999). They are anticipation, survival, disillusionment, rejuvenation, and reflection. Mentors need to understand these phases and support them accordingly.
• Mentor Selection and Professional Development
o Mentors should:
• Be lifelong learners
• Committed to their own personal development and growth
• Understand and be sensitive to others' perspectives
• Willing to partake in the experience and accept the additional responsibilities being a mentor brings
• Work well with others
• Be good communicators
• Demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge
• Be active listeners
o Mentors should receive mentoring professional development as well as monetary compensation. Structures should be in place to support mentors throughout the year.
o Mentors play a critical role in the lives of novice teachers.
Using a Professional Portfolio to Support Novice Teacher Supervision
• Portfolios should be used as a supervisory tool to promote growth not as an evaluation device.
• The Professional Portfolio: Artifacts and Reflective Statements
o Novice teachers may need guidance and support in creating portfolios. These items can be time consuming.
Supervision After the First Year: Now What?
Evaluation of Novice Teachers
• Basic Issues and Considerations
o Evaluation of novices and veterans should be different.
• Evaluation Standards
o Standards for Evaluation are the same.
• Evaluation Procedures
o Data Sources
o Evaluation Process