Beginning this year, our district is utilizing the NEE (Network for Educator Effectiveness) evaluation system. According to the University of Missouri College of Education, the NEE focuses on helping educators grow and improve. This happens through feedback. John Hattie‘s research tells us that feedback has one of the most positive influences on learning and achievement.
I look forward to opportunities for feedback because it provides those opportunities for growth and improvement. The observation area for which I’m looking forward to feedback the most is instructional strategies leading to student problem solving and critical thinking (NEE Indicator 4.1).
The Innovation and Learning coaching team has been researching and studying effective instructional practices. We have selected “critical & strategic thinking and meta-cognitive strategies” to focus on for our personal learning this year. As part of this learning process, the feedback I gather on my personal practice in this area will be paramount.
**This post is in response to “Reflecting Teaching: A 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers.”