1. 7 Steps to Effective Feedback--(cites Grant Wiggins' work) Despite the inherent challenges, I have come to recognize that giving feedback effectively to teachers can be among the most significant contributions a principal can make to improving the quality of learning in our schools. So, how can principals overcome the challenges and offer effective feedback? For your feedback, I share the seven steps to effective feedback I am using.
2. Five Strategies Principals Can Use to Give Effective Feedback to Teachers--Evaluating and offering feedback to teachers is one of the hardest jobs a principal must do. Many teachers become defensive when a principal offers negative feedback, particularly if the feedback comes as the result of hearsay or a random one-time visit to the teachers’ classroom. However, in order to create a successful school environment and make sure everyone is meeting professional standards, principals must find effective ways to give feedback to teachers.
Protocols for Effective Feedback:
1. Ladder of Feedback (protocol)--The "Ladder of Feedback”* is a protocol or structure that establishes a culture of trust and constructive support by sequencing feedback in order that is constructive. This form is adapted by Ron Ritchhart from the “Ladder of Feedback” developed by Daniel Wilson, Harvard Project Zero