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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET    THE ROLE OF THE EDUCATION LEADER   Self-Assessment: How Well Are You Evaluating and Supporting Teachers? Read the statements below and then reflect on your own daily interactions. Checkmark the appropriate box to indicate whether the statements are true for you always, usually, sometimes, or never. In my program, I . . . ALWAYS USUALLY SOMETIMES Create a caring community of workers 1. Greet teachers every day with a positive comment. Smile, laugh, and am enthusiastic about our work with children, families, and colleagues. 3. Provide comfort and assistance for personal and professional issues. 2. Help resolve problems. 5. Listen. 4. Enhance professional competence Give specific affirmations on performance. 7. Give feedback when teaching is going well. 6. 8. 9. Give feedback when teaching is not going well. Provide professional development to the group and to individuals. Provide appropriate direction and resources 10. Communicate clear direction and objectives in multiple ways. Am consistent with consequences. 12. Use effective questions to encourage reflective practice. 13. Provide information and resources. 11. Assess skills and growth 14. Assess classroom quality. 15. 16. Assess teacher skills. Scaffold teacher skills. 17. Encourage teachers to persist even when the work is challenging. Facilitate involvement in the field of early childhood education Help teachers feel connected to the early childhood education professional community. 19. Engage teachers actively in making decisions for our center. 18. 20. Share the teachers’ interests and enthusiasm. From Evaluating and Supporting Early Childhood Teachers by Angèle Sancho Passe, © 2015. Published by Redleaf Press, This page may be reproduced for classroom use only. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL NEVER 13