instructional leadership

Removing the Stigma of Observations – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Removing the Stigma of Observations Removing the Stigma of Observations As a teacher, I always dreaded observations early in my career. It wasn’t because I didn’t find them valuable or was torn apart. On the contrary, I found them to be an excellent opportunity to see how I was doing. The science supervisor at the time was extremely diligent in his narrative and always provided both commendations and at least one area where I could improve. My…

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Questions to Guide a Reflective Conversation on Learning – Education Article

Most educators desire meaningful feedback that can be used as a catalyst for growth. When it comes to improving learning, criticism will rarely, if ever at all, lead to changes to professional practice. Here is the main difference between the two: Feedback – information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc., used as a basis for improvement. Criticism – the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes. As you…

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