Giving Effective Feedback
Helping Teachers Grow
How we frame our words is important in how they are received. As leaders, we need to be very conscious of the way we provide support to be sure it is uplifting and not unintentionally perceived as condescending. If we are to change behavior, it also most be effective at helping teachers determine their next steps.
Warm-Up: Spin the digital wheel. Based on what you spin, answer the corresponding question.
1. Review the sources below about giving feedback.
Group A: Seven Keys to Effective Feedback from Ed Leadership
After you read your assigned article, write down on the index card 3 key points that you feel are important to help you provide better feedback to teachers. Be prepared to share out what you wrote.
(Think - Write - Say)
2. Identify what elements of effective feedback are present or missing from the sample phrases pulled from 7-12 Walkthroughs. Work with your partner and add notes to the Google Slides.
3. Work with a partner to decide if the sample phrases are examples of effective or ineffective feedback. You can choose to use the paper sorts or you can do this digitally by turning the cells inside the table to be red (ineffective) or green (effective).
4."Reframe" at least 3 ineffective criticisms to be constructive criticism.
- Choose 3 examples from those provided in the Google Slides or in the sort activity.
- Explain for each why the feedback is not effective. Defend your position with evidence from the texts above.
- Reframe each example to be more effective feedback.
You may respond with a written response, or you may wish to use Photobooth or another video app to create a video response.
Exit Ticket: Give and Get