Observation and Feedback
Make observation and feedback a primary tool in teacher development by observing teachers frequently and providing them actionable feedback every time.
Observe teachers frequently and consistently through the school year.
Set ambitious goals for the number of observations teachers will receive over the school year.
Schedule observation and feedback meetings in your calendar.
Create structures which support observation blocks as sacred time.
Give teachers high quality feedback after each observation.
Observe teachers with a focused purpose.
- Observation Rubric: Use detailed expectations to guide classroom observations (Achievement First) »••
- Observation Tool: Conduct brief and focused classroom observations (Uncommon) »•
Help teachers reflect on the impact of their instructional practice on student outcomes.
- Feedback Meeting Guide: Collaborate with teachers during observation conferences (Sci Academy) »••
- Feedback Meeting Guide: Support teacher preparation for feedback meetings (Hillsborough) »•
During feedback meetings, give teachers specific and actionable feedback.
- Feedback Meeting Guide: Prep for feedback meetings following classroom observations (Hillsborough) »•
- Feedback Meeting Guide: Offer actionable post-observation feedback to teachers (Uncommon) »•
Provide teachers support to implement action steps delivered during feedback meetings.
Assess how successfully teachers improve instruction via action steps.
Implement a system to track action steps from each observation/feedback cycle.
- Observation Tracking System: Organize teacher observations using a tracking sheet (Uncommon) »••
- Observation Tracking System: Sample observation tracking sheet - summary page (Uncommon) »•
Check for implementation of action steps during the next classroom observation.