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Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools by Doug Lemov, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

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Chapter 2

Observation and Feedback

If data-driven instruction (DDI; Chapter 1) and student culture (Chapter 5) are the “super-levers” of successful schools, observation and feedback is arguably the next most effective. Let's look at the following feedback conversation.

One-on-One: 10 Minutes That Make the Difference
An enormous wooden table dominates the conference room at North Star Elementary School. In a building that pulses with the energy of two hundred students, the room is strikingly quiet: a space for contemplation. On this Wednesday morning, Principal Julie Jackson and third-grade teacher Carly Bradley sit at one corner of the table, ready for their weekly feedback meeting. Yesterday Julie observed Carly delivering a science lesson ...

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