Better Feedback for Better Teaching

Author: Jeff Archer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118701980

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 831

A new and proven paradigm for evaluating teacher effectiveness The Measures of Effective Teaching reflects the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project. The project is dedicated to finding new and more reliable ways to evaluate teacher effectiveness than merely relying on test scores. In the book, Thomas Kane and Steve Cantrell include the key findings on the teaching practices that contribute to student achievement for example starting each class with a clear objective, diagnosing/correcting common student errors. They give school and district administrators a new, more accurate and constructive system for teacher evaluation and feedback. Offers a much-needed resource for accurately measuring how teachers perform in the classroom From the acclaimed Measure of Effective Teaching project of the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation Thomas Kane is deputy director of education for US Programs at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Steve Cantrell is a senior program officer for research and evaluation at the foundation Based on research from the MET project, this important resource gives school administrators an effective way to evaluate teachers.
Better Feedback for Better Teaching

Author: Jeff Archer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118702000

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 920

A practical, research-based guide for ensuring trustworthy classroom observations that provide teachers with meaningful feedback Better Feedback for Better Teaching is an essential resource for school, district, and state, leaders committed to high-quality classroom observations. This practical guide outlines the knowledge and skills classroom observers need to identify and help develop effective teaching, and explains how leaders can best facilitate the development of classroom observers. The best way to ensure high quality instruction in every classroom is to provide teachers with accurate, constructive feedback on practices proven to enhance student learning. Skilled classroom observers help teachers do their best work, so that they can guide students to their greatest potential. Better Feedback for Better Teaching provides helpful, reliable strategies from leading experts and practitioners involved in the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, which carried out one of the largest, most influential studies of classroom observations to date. Among the many topics covered, Better Feedback for Better Teaching describes how to: Build a shared vision of effective teacher feedback among observers Ensure a common understanding of a classroom observation tool Train observers to collect objective evidence from a lesson, efficiently and free of bias Leverage data to improve how observers are trained and supported This comprehensive resource includes helpful starting points, as well as tips to refine techniques and address new challenges. Each section combines clear explanations of key ideas with concrete, adaptable examples and strategies. Self-assessments are included to help you quickly rank current needs and find the most relevant solutions. Filled with valuable, practical tools, Better Feedback for Better Teaching helps educators cultivate high-quality classroom observations that improve teaching and learning.
50 Quick Ways to Improve Feedback and Marking

Author: Mike Gershon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1544672934


Page: 112

View: 254

50 Quick Ways to Improve Feedback and Marking takes you to the heart of raising achievement and ensuring great progress. It's through feedback that we give students access to our expertise. They take this, apply it, internalise it and, as a result, change their knowledge and understanding for the better. It's through marking that we gain an accurate sense of what students can do, where they are at and what support they need to get better. These two central elements of any teacher's job are not identical, but they do sit in close connection with each other. Marking provides the information we need to give high-quality feedback. Feedback is the information students need so that their next piece of work - or their next effort - is better than the last. This book is all about the practical strategies you can use to improve the quality, impact and efficiency of the feedback you give and the marking you do. These two aspects of teaching have a huge impact on students. Good, timely feedback which students understand and have a chance to implement can have a significant impact on achievement. Similarly, effective and efficient marking is essential if teachers want to gain a sound understanding of were their students are at, and want to modify and adapt their planning, teaching and future assessment accordingly. In this book you'll find fifty strategies, activities and techniques you can use to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of your feedback and marking. Each one is explained and exemplified, leaving you in a great position from which to develop your practice and support your students.
Feedback for Better Teaching

Author: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


ISBN: OCLC:1065546221


Page: 12

View: 432

Teachers want to succeed, but they typically lack the conditions for success. Teachers generally work in isolation. They're on their own to adjust practice to better serve students. What guidance they get often is plagued by vague teaching standards, overly numerous and often trivial learning objectives, and testing systems that measure only some of the outcomes that educators value for students. Success itself remains ill defined. The partners in the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project--a group of thoughtful individuals in districts, unions, schools, research institutions, and technical organizations--told from the outset that current evaluation systems were not being used to improve teacher support. To help states and districts navigate the work of implementing feedback and evaluation systems that support teachers, this paper offers nine guiding principles based on three years' of study, observation, and collaboration with districts. Prior reports tested, and ultimately supported, the claim that measures of teaching effectiveness could be valid and reliable. These principles fall into three overarching imperatives: (1) Measure Effective Teaching; (2) Ensure High-Quality Data; and (3) Invest in Improvement. (Contains 1 figure.).
Paying for Better Teaching

Author: Samuel B. Bacharach

Publisher: Organizational Analysis &

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032798592

Category: Compensation management

Page: 72

View: 826

President Reagan's promotion of merit pay as the main vehicle of educational change has prompted a sharp debate. This monograph presents arguments for and against merit pay and assesses its relative worth as a means of improving American education. First, merit pay is defined as a compensation system linking individual teachers' salaries to performance evaluations. "New style" merit pay ties salaries to students' standardized test scores, instead of to teachers' classroom activities. Merit pay differs from master teacher plans aimed at increasing hierarchical complexity to construct better career paths for teachers. Merit pay can provide monetary incentives, rewards, feedback, administrative controls over the teaching process, and retention and recruitment benefits. Arguments against merit pay outweigh advantages; pay-for-performance systems overemphasize teachers' need for extrinsic rewards and motivators, may negatively affect desire for high performance, foster teacher rivalry, and pose administrative burdens associated with defining and evaluating superior teaching. Overall costs and union resistance are even thornier problems. Several alternatives are discussed, including reforms and exceptions within the unitary salary schedule, career promotions, and goal-oriented management and participation systems compatible with effective schools reasearch. This literature emphasizes cooperative agreements and mutual problem-solving as keys to changing school management. Appendices include synopses of recommendations of major reports on education (1983) and three sets of data on teacher salaries in relation to salaries in other occupations. A bibliography with 57 references is also included. (MLH)
Better Teaching, More Learning

Author: James R. Davis

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015029942607

Category: Education

Page: 379

View: 360

Instead of focusing on teaching technique, emphasis is on student learning. Recent learning research is utilized to construct a frame work for effective classrom communication.
Improving Teaching through Observation and Feedback

Author: Alyson L. Lavigne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317692263

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 408

In response to Race to the Top, schools nationwide are rapidly overhauling their teacher evaluation processes. Often forced to develop and implement these programs without adequate extra-institutional support or relevant experience, already-taxed administrators need accessible and practical resources. Improving Teaching through Observation and Feedback brings cutting-edge research and years of practical experience directly to those who need them. In five concise chapters, Thomas Good and Alyson Lavigne briefly outline the history of RttT and then move quickly and authoritatively to a discussion of best practices. This book is a perfect resource for administrators reworking their processes for new evaluation guidelines.
Improving Your Classroom Teaching

Author: Maryellen Weimer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803949766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 903

Using vivid examples, classroom strategies, teaching tips and feedback tools, this book demonstrates how to improve teaching skills. Weimer dissects the elements of good teaching - enthusiasm, organization, clarity, among others - and emphasizes that good teaching can come in a variety of guises.
Using Feedback to Enhance Formative Assessment

Author: Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo

Publisher: Student Assessment for Educators

ISBN: 1138646571

Category: Communication in education

Page: 154

View: 381

Despite feedback's demonstratively positive effects on student performance, research on the specific components of successful feedback practice is in short supply. In Using Feedback to Improve Learning, Ruiz-Primo and Brookhart highlight real-world examples and provide critical characteristics of feedback strategies to affirm classroom feedback's positive effect on student learning. This how-to guide provides preservice and in-service teachers with empirically-supported techniques for using feedback as a part of formative assessment in the classroom.
Better Teachers for Better Schools

Author: Phillip William Hughes


ISBN: PSU:000016292666

Category: Teachers

Page: 362

View: 235

Professional development for teachers will continue to be central to the continuing need to help schools deal more effectively with the problems of change. Three themes are emphasized--the individual teacher, the school, and the system. This publication, consisting of 24 papers, is intended to inform public debate on the issue which is critical to the adoption of long term policies in Professional Development. (Author/JD)