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Adventures in Coaching..Giving Effective Teacher Feedback

Adventures in Coaching..Giving Effective Teacher Feedback

4.  Identify next steps for the teacher to address the areas of growth. When giving teachers feedback it’s important to give teachers next steps for them. If you continually come into a room and students are engaged in low-level work, then it may be important to show teachers how to engage their students in higher level work. The more specific you are in your feedback, the more the teacher knows how to be better.  Frame the next steps in a positive manner and as a suggestion instead of a “do or die” suggestion. Keep in mind that while most teachers want to do better, it’s sometimes difficult for them to find time to actually reflect and correct areas of growth.

 

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