Teacher leader systematically observes teachers and offers feedback to observed teacher with the intent of improving their practice.
Lead teachers on learning walks. Ensure teachers are aware of and committed to the purpose of the walk. (See resources below for additional guidance.)
Be mindful of the way you present feedback to teachers.
This study explored teachers’ perceptions about the support for professional development available to them, the perceived potential benefits of a learner-centered teacher evaluation system to enhance their professional growth, and pitfalls. Findings of the study suggest that teachers receive support from both campus level and central office level. Teachers also believe that a learner-centered teacher evaluation fosters walk-through observations, opportunities for professional growth, feedback, learner-centered dialogue, a holistic perspective, and teacher self-evaluation.
Feedback is a vital part of education. If carried out well, feedback helps motivate and develop learners’ knowledge, skills, and behaviors. It helps learners to maximize their potential and professional development at different stages of training, raise their awareness of strengths and areas for improvement, and identify actions to be taken to improve performance.
Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement, but this impact can be either positive or negative. Evidence shows that although feedback is among the major influences, the type of feedback and the way it is given can be differentially effective. A model of feedback is then proposed, which centers on three questions:
To earn this micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1 and 3 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
Please submit several artifacts that were created while observing and providing feedback to teachers (such as links to writing, audio, images, video, or other products) including such items as:
Provide a reflection on your experience, using the following questions as guidance:
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