The One About Teacher Feedback
How many times do you sometimes feel like you are constantly asking other educators for feedback, or others come to you for advice? Well this article states that you might be in the select few numbers of highly effective teachers that know there is always much to be learned and room for growth. I have linked the article below.
I like that the article talked about staff members not recognizing student test scores as a good measure of teacher effectiveness. And then the article left you with a call to action. Asking schools to encourage teachers to view asking for help and advice as a sign of strength not weakness.
I know I personally hate when I get constantly positive feedback. While sometimes I know people genuinely enjoyed sitting in my PD or whatever it might be, and sometimes its hard to be brutally honest, but there is always room to grow. Seek out growth, seek out advice, it is not a sign of weakness.
This reminds me of having conversations with teachers about visiting other classrooms, and opening your classroom up. There is power in vulnerability (see the TED talk below). That is why I love the pineapple chart idea. Have you seen this? Are you instituting it in your school? If you are like what are you talking about? I have linked it below the YouTube video.
Current thoughts and ruminations on educational technology.