This week’s tip: Feedback can improve teacher practice. On the other hand, feedback is hard to do well.
Starting with the end in mind is a good start. A specific concern requires directive feedback given with clarity, focus, compassion and optimism. A recent article by Dan Rockwell, summarized in The Marshall Memo, lists a four-step process and a list of things you should never do:
- Declare a concern
- Give an example
- Address corrective measures
- Set a follow-up meeting to track progress and adapt strategies
Here’s a link to Rockwell’s article published last month in Leadership Freak: “17 Things to Never Do When Giving Corrective Feedback”