Feedback and Observation are key tools of any instructional leader's toolbelt. We know that in order to lead and support excellent student centered instruction, we need to see it in action and be aligned with and attuned to our teachers' needs. By developing feedback and observation cycles that are student centered, aligned to how teachers grow, and sustainable for leaders, we can build this into regular instructional growth and decision making.
What We Believe:
We believe that a feedback and observation cycle allows instructional leaders to gain a better sense of the trends and needs of teaching and learning, while providing several opportunities for growth, alignment, and planning along the way.
We believe that by using an aligned and student centered tool, like this one developed by BetterLesson, instructional leaders can maintain important practices that are meaningful, authentic and impactful on staff retention and student growth, and that are backed by research to support teachers to grow by giving more clarity and focus to goals and feedback.
We believe that instructional leaders should see data as a ‘broad’ streams that include not just assessment outputs, but a range of student centered and teacher driven inputs included in the graphic.
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