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TJ Vari and Joe Jones are practicing Superintendents and coauthors of the book “Candid and Compassionate Feedback“.
- Result of fear of offending people is that it becomes offensive anyway.
- Ask questions to get them to see what they need to improve.
- The lack of candor can be what people are offended by.
- The candor is actually what is compassionate! TJ
- Turning the corner so your empathy is backed with concrete evidence backed with what to do better.
- Consistency is key.
- People are given that advice when they go into schools.
- Direct, sincere, accurate feedback.
- Identified the problem.
- Gave evidence.
- Provided a solution.
- Being clear does work.
- Learning walks are like formative assessments.
- Are the teachers using the “Goal” in their classroom?
- As teachers are teaching they’re often not aware of what they’re doing. Joe
- No way will a teacher ever grow through the formal observation process.
- We really should be getting into the mindset work among the staff.
- How to be a transformative principal? TJ: spend your time in the most important spaces in your school Joe: Disrupt your day. Speak to someone tomorrow that you haven’t spoken with this year.
- Bonus question: how to keep principals in the building?