Effective feedback and observation cycles promote both student-centered goals and support for teachers to develop their practice.
This focus area provides school leaders with tools for developing a sustainable feedback and observation cycle that can be used for consistent instructional growth and decision making.
Consistent feedback and observation cycles allow instructional leaders to gain a better sense of the trends and needs of teaching and learning. We support skill development through personalized pathways built from BL Connect, Workshops, 1:1 Coaching, and Learning Walks to achieve clear outcomes.
Outcome: I use data to evaluate and strengthen the feedback and observation cycle in my school.
Outcome: I use collaborative and non-evaluative feedback techniques to promote teacher growth.
Outcome: I use structures, tools, and communication to support teachers to translate feedback into actionable next steps.
"Many effective teachers slide through their evaluations and don’t get the feedback they truly need. On the flip side, struggling teachers can have candid and honest conversations without fearing repercussions. They’re able to be vulnerable and find solutions in an efficient manner. My coach is the definition of teacher leadership. Her actions alone can inspire teachers to take ownership of the profession. When the example she sets is coupled with her advice, the outcomes have endless potential."
“Today's work was very powerful. It really helps us have a much more focused lens for classroom observations."
Discover strategies for using objective classroom data to identify the impact of a teacher’s actions on student learning.
Practice three steps that support instructional leaders to create more personalized and purposeful workshops for their teachers.
Learn how to identify, engage, and empower key faculty members and define the goals of a Professional Learning Community (PLC).
We’ve identified four elements that are key for academic success and for building student-centered classrooms. BetterLesson guides teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders through focus areas within each element to lead their professional development journey.
Improve instruction and learning for teachers and students by building your skills as an instructional leader.
Build an equitable learning community where all students can be supported, celebrated, and successful.
Find unique ways for all students to learn, communicate, and solve meaningful problems.
Use learning tools and curriculum to create a student-centered classroom.
Turn strategies into outcomes. Our team is here to help.
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