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This handbook outlines best practices and resources to support educators in sharing meaningful feedback on teaching practice. Meaningful feedback helps teachers connect their areas of strength and priority areas for growth in their professional practice to next steps that will improve students’ learning. These resources support an ongoing feedback process where feedback-givers and teachers collaboratively collect and make meaning of evidence related to teaching practice, and use it to inform the development of next steps in order to refine teaching practice and advance student learning.
Specifically, this handbook contains:
an overview of key research that shows the critical role that the feedback process plays in supporting teacher development and student learning;
a discussion of the importance of building trusting relationships as the foundation of the feedback process, as well as ways in which the feedback process can itself build trust;
promising practices and resources for engaging in all steps of the feedback process, including gathering evidence, preparing to share feedback, engaging in feedback conversations, and following up;
guidance for engaging in milestone conversations to reflect on the feedback process over time; and
an appendix of resources to support prioritizing and engaging in all stages of the feedback process.
This optional tool can be used by feedback-givers to reflect on an observation and begin to craft feedback to share with the teacher. This thinking serves as the foundation for a conversation in which the teacher receives accurate, personalized, Danielson Framework for Teaching-aligned feedback on his or her instructional practice, and the school leader and teacher collaboratively identify next steps to help the teacher grow and thrive as a professional.This tool can be used by school leaders or teachers to reflect on an observation of teaching practice and begin to craft feedback to share with the teacher.
In this video, a principal debriefs a formative observation of a lesson with two fourth-grade teachers. Through discussion of one teacher's interaction with a student, they explore next steps that can further support student independence.