The Ridiculous Notion of Immediate Feedback – The Teacher

Teachers… Do you believe that a visitor to your classroom can judge the quality of your practice in three to five minutes? I know you said, “No.” And you are correct. A person cannot accurately judge the quality of a teacher or the quality of instruction in a single 3 to 5-minute observation. Now a…

The Ridiculous Notion of Immediate Feedback – The Observer

There is nothing in your adult life that requires feedback after every three to five minutes. Nothing. Think about that for a second. OK. So why do you, the classroom observer, feel the need to provide teachers with written and/or verbal feedback after every quick, formative observation? Could it be… Guilt? Guilt, due to the…

Top LYS Tweets from the Week of June 11, 2017

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of June 11, 2017 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1. I do love some Fundamental 5! (By…

LYS Top Tweets From the Week of January 8, 2017

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of January 8, 2017 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1.     Choose realistic optimism or get out of…

Top LYS Tweets From the Week of October 18, 2015

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of October 18, 2015 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list. 1. How do you KNOW what’s happening in…

A Reader Asks… A Walk-thru Comment Form

A reader asks the following: SC, Does anyone have a sample comment sheet to hand to teachers other than the PowerWalks form? I need one that specifically will address a concern. SC Response Let me explain why this is not a great idea. 1. Three minutes is a random wisp of time.  Good or bad,…
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