Research has proven that teachers and staff members are our most important asset. The Folio Process is about establishing and developing this amazing asset. Folio hopes to inspire informed conversations for growth. This is based on the following:
- Conversations create the context for growth
- Everyone deserves acknowledgement, validation, and feedback every year
- To be sustainable, this process has to be simple to understand and manage
- While technology plays a critical role in managing this process, online posts should never replace face-to-face conversations.
Folio provides opportunities for a minimum of two conversations per year:
Goals Meeting Conversation
The Goals meeting is often held in September or early October. The goals process in Folio allows the teacher or staff member to look at where they are and where they want to be by the end of the academic year. The year-end summary conversation typically takes place at the end of the year. The conversation provides an employee and their supervisor with an opportunity to review the entire year. This conversation is designed to provide the employee with a springboard into professional growth opportunities for the following year.
Year-End Summary Conversation
The summary conversation is designed to be frank and honest, with praise and acknowledgement of successes but also discussion of challenges and opportunities for growth. The products of this private meeting between an employee and their supervisor should be new goals, new strategies, and a new perspective on teaching practice or other responsibilities in preparation for the following school year.