Conferencing. Is about The TEACHER And how the teacher can improve learning for the students. Reflection. “Teacher appraisal will not work unless it is embedded in a school culture of learning where teachers are motivated to learn from feedback ”. Michael Fullan
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And how the teacher can improve learning for the students.
“Teacher appraisal will not work unless it is embedded in a school culture of learning where teachers are motivated to learn fromfeedback”.
Centre for Strategic Education
The goal of the feedback provided during a conference is to improve the effectiveness of teaching and promote professional growth. In pursuit of this goal the feedback provided during a conference should;
Providing formative feedback or “instructional coaching” is intended to make the principal a partner in the change process. The principal works one-on-one with teachers to make it easier to adopt the instructional methods that can make a difference to student success.
In my judgment…
… what questions are the most developmentally appropriate for the individual and/or situation I am currently working with?
“The best principals are not heroes, they are hero-makers.”
During the pre-observation conference have I “set the stage” with the classroom teacher to….
….Gather descriptive and focused observable data;
….Within a framework and a “common language” of the characteristics of effective teaching?
….choose to participate in reflective inquiry and self-directed action to foster improvements in his/her teaching which is supported by evidence of student learning?
Understanding the dynamic nature of a classroom setting….
….have I organized my self with the appropriate tools to gather the agreed upon descriptive, focused, and observable data that will be the centerpiece of the post observation conference?
In preparing for the post-observation conference have I…..
….while being very cognizant of the importance of splitting the almost simultaneous process of description evolving into interpretation and correspondingly judgment.
….Carefully thought through the most appropriate supervisory style in which to approach the conference….
….with the end intent being promotion of reflective inquiry and self-directedness to foster improvements in teaching supported by evidence of student learning.
During my visit, I noticed…
**Evidence, NOT opinion
I Like….Be Very, Very Cautious.