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 ...