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A Path to More Effective Feedback: Improving Post Observation Conferences

Effective leadership is a critical part of raising student achievement in schools. Leaders that produce above average results are skilled in instructional leadership activities. Post-observation conferences that provide teachers with evidence-based, actionable feedback is one example of a high impact leadership activity. This suite of tools gives school leaders a pathway to improve their skill in preparing for and conducting post-observation conferences. Made in collaboration with CCSSO.
A Collection By Linda Eno, Ed.D.
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A Path to More Effective Feedback: Improving Post Observation Conferences
  • Linda Eno, Ed.D. says:
    This video, from Uncommon Schools, illustrates a post conference in which the 6 Step Feedback Protocol is used. The viewer is able to clearly see and hear the components of the 6 Step Feedback Protocol: including praise, inquiry questions, action steps, practice, and timeline for follow up. Participants will be directed to capture elements of each of the steps using the graphic organizer below.
  • Linda Eno, Ed.D. says:
    This Google Slides presentation is designed to assist school administrators in developing the skill of delivering high impact feedback during post conferences. It combines direct instruction, modeling and practice using embedded video, handouts,and guided role play. Those who supervise school leaders or deliver their PD would be well suited to providing this presentation and can adapt or modify it as needed.
  • ascd.org
    ascd.org

    Seven Keys to Effective Feedback

    8 minute read
    Linda Eno, Ed.D. says:
    This article, by Grant Wiggins, re-establishes the basics of feedback: what it is and what it is not. It describes the foundational elements of quality feedback and gives practical examples (from education and beyond) that assist the reader to clearly envision what this might look and sound like. This article will help educational leaders improve the feedback they provide and as well as to support their teachers in giving quality feedback to their students.
  • edweek.org
    edweek.org

    Teachers Want Better Feedback

    3 minute read
    Linda Eno, Ed.D. says:
    Miriam Greenberg is the director of education at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. In this article she reaches back in time to an experience outside of education that illustrates the role of feedback in improving personal performance. This practical article gives educational leaders some new strategies to improve their feedback to teachers.
  • Linda Eno, Ed.D. says:
    This model conversation template will serve as a guide to participants, first as they plan their post-conference conversation and then as they conduct the role play.
  • Linda Eno, Ed.D. says:
    This document features the same graphic organizer shown twice. Centered on the 6 Step Feedback Protocol, participants will use the first graphic organizer to capture elements of the 6 step protocol modeled in the second video. The second will be used to help guide participants as they plan their own post conference based on the evidence captured while watching the classroom video.
  • Linda Eno, Ed.D. says:
    This graphic organizer will assist participants to collect objective evidence during the classroom video observation. The evidence collected will be used later in the workshop to support school leaders in planning a post conference using the 6 Step Feedback Protocol.
  • Linda Eno, Ed.D. says:
    This video captures a 6th grade math teacher and her students as they continue work on finding percents of numbers. Participants will watch 7 to 9 minutes of class time and gather objective evidence on the note taking tool below. This evidence will be the basis on which participants plan and role play an effective post conference.