The strategies that have made my evaluation experiences successful are not groundbreaking ideas. I've bought into the evaluation process because there are structures in place that allow me to feel supported and respected.
The importance of creating overall collaborative cultures at schools cannot be underestimated. It can let everyone feel ownership over a strong, effective learning environment. It will encourage more teachers to feel that evaluation is a supportive tool rather than a punitive one. With that, my experience with evaluation could become the rule, not the exception.
The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Marisol Castillo.