Airplane pilots get constant feedback from their air traffic control centers. That’s why they usually end up where they were hoping to end up. Teachers need the same sort of feedback if they want to reach their goals: student achievement.
Many teachers rely on feedback from important sources like fellow teachers, administrators or parents. Perhaps the most important, relevant feedback should be coming from those people who are best able to diagnose the situation in the classroom: the students themselves.
It’s important for effective (Top 20) teachers to establish enough rapport with their students to allow them to help guide and shape the learning process. Many teachers get feedback on year-end evaluations, but that’s much too late to make any meaningful difference.
Teachers: you’re about a month into the school year at this point. Why not call a time out sometime this week to sit down with your classes and see how things are really going in the learning process?
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