Here it is, the feedback form. Since November, I have asked every colleague who visits my classroom to fill out this form. I wasn't receiving any formative feedback from the adults that were stopping by so I began to ask questions...
What would happen if I held myself accountable for my own growth and development?
What would happen if every adult that visited my room was accountable for providing JUST ONE Yes! (something that works) and JUST ONE Consider? (something to try in the future)?
What if I used that feedback immediately?
Would I see growth in myself and IN MY STUDENTS?
Can I own my learning process?
How would this improve the culture of practice in my classroom? In the school?
Would people be annoyed with me?
And so on. It just so happened that the first person to visit my room following this movement was the Superintendent, who provided very useful feedback. So far this process has answered many of my guiding questions and has offered incredible growth opportunities. The form has since evolved, but this is how it all began. For a pdf version of this form click here. For more information about effective feedback visit here (and peek around, I love Jen's blog).
I would LOVE to know - what is the most helpful feedback you have received? Do you have a successful feedback process? Have you ever gotten feedback that has MADE SO MUCH SENSE? Or changed something you do? Let's discuss! And, feedback please.