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Feedback: Why we need to think carefully about this process

‘Evaluation alone will not improve practice. Productive feedback must be accompanied by opportunities to learn. Evaluations should trigger continuous goal-setting and […] can be used to stimulate meaningful professional learning as teachers set goals and pursue them with the assistance of administrators and colleagues’. Darling-Hammond, 99:2013)

Observation: How important is this skill?

‘Observation plays a fundamental role in the improvement of teaching and learning. It is the most exciting and dynamic engine for whole school renewal and change, and it’s a powerful way to inspire and motivate. Unfortunately, for many teachers […] observation is about as welcome as a poke in the eye with a sharp stick’ (Watson-Davies, 2009:5)

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