Making Teachers Better, Not Bitter: Balancing Evaluation, Supervision, and Reflection for Professional Growth
Frontier, T., & Mielke, P. (2016). Making teachers better, not bitter: Balancing evaluation, supervision, and reflection for professional growth. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
In Chapter 4: Reflection as a Component (pp. 118-159), you will learn how reflection can aid teacher evaluation and professional development. Reflection is seen as an important component of a balanced system of evaluation, supervision, and reflection in teacher development. Behaviorist, cognitivist, and humanistic perspectives of reflection are discussed. Both positive and negative examples of using reflection are provided, and the authors determine that reflection aids teachers in their growth but also, in turn, aids students. Although this chapter is focused on teachers, the discussion is appropriate for educators at all levels.