Quality feedback is essential for student growth. Grant Wiggins states that “learners need constant feedback more than they need endless teaching.” Students need feedback that focuses not only on specific areas for growth, it should also focus on what they are already doing well.
During the most recent Leadership Network Series with principals, central office, and superintendents, the learning centered around feedback. One of the feedback models shared was Praise, Probe, and Action adapted from Leverage Leadership 2.0. You can use this model to provide feedback to leaders, teachers, or students.
Feedback is important within any system and, within people-centered systems, it is critical. Where do you believe feedback lives within the Blueprint? You may feel that feedback is embedded in each district system, driver system, and building routine.
“A dynamic process that uses dialogue and evidence to engage a learner, internally or with a learning partner, in constructing knowledge that results in changes in practice, performance, and self.” – A definition of feedback from The Feedback Process: Transforming Feedback for Professional Learning author Joellen Killion
As a teacher you need to be aware of your own reaction to change and your own inner journey through the three phases of transition. Realizing that you are not alone and that others are experiencing the transition is reassuring.