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We know that effective feedback explicitly links teacher actions to student engagement and learning. Feedback should be structured more around the analysis or the cause and effect relationships vs. a narrative or summary of events. Teachers need to clearly understand how they are impacting student engagement (Are the students critically thinking? Are they engaged in purposeful discourse? Why or why not? ). We also need teachers to see how they are impacting a student’s ability to master a learning target (Was the progression logical and at the appropriate level?). If we simply list events or recite what we saw without taking the extra step of using the evidence from students,

 1. We may not be accurately selecting performance levels and

 2. The teacher will not grow and learn from the feedback.

In this lesson you will:

Analyze and evaluate a feedback report for the types of evidence used based on ReVision Supervisory Continuum Indicator C:

Evidence cited is focused on meaningful student engagement and learning and is directly connected to a specific teaching strategy and/or teacher action and impact on students.

journalWarm Up

Take a few minutes and jot down your definition/lookfors for “cognitive student engagement” in an effective lesson. Think beyond “on task.” What does a teacher do that serves to increase cognitive engagement? How can he/she decrease cognitive engagement? This is just one example, but effective feedback should help a teacher clearly see (and ultimately reflect on) the cause/effect relationships related to each attribute. For your evaluators, this requires effective evidence collection and a deep understanding of instruction and the CCT.

Setting the Context

Follow the think aloud for RVL Continuum Indicator C.

 

Learning Task

Read the rest of the evaluator’s feedback for CCT 3b and also indicator 3a.

Do you notice the same areas of strength and areas of challenge from the first sample?

Select a performance rating for this evaluator’s report for Indicator C of the RVL Continuum and list 2-3 pieces of evidence to support the rating. Click on “View the Lesson Quiz” to enter your answers.

 

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