This article explores the tension between instructional supervision and teacher evaluation inherent in the professional literature and in practice. Moreover, it suggests engaging in formal appraisal processes less often to allow instructional leaders and classroom teachers more time for formative support for growth and improvement. Finally, this piece offers a range of formative development options and advocates teachers as educational professionals at a time when teacher quality and retention to the profession are paramount.
McGhee, M. W. (2020). The Supervision-Evaluation Debate Meets the Theory-to-Practice Conundrum: Contemplations of a Practitioner Turned Professor. Journal of Educational Supervision, 3 (2). https://doi.org/10.31045/jes.3.2.1