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Observation and Feedback
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Observe teachers frequently and consistently through the school year.
Set ambitious goals for the number of observations teachers will receive over the school year.
- The impact of observation frequency on evaluation (TNTP)
- PowerPoint Slide: Increase Frequency to Reduce Stakes (TNTP)
Schedule observation and feedback meetings in your calendar.
- Sample Calendar: Schedule weekly observations and feedback meetings (Achievement Prep)
- Template: Weekly Schedule (Uncommon)
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.