Using Mobile Devices to Improve Feedback Between Teachers & Principals

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“As principals, the quickest way to help students is to give teachers really good feedback.”

However,  2010 Outstanding Young Educator Brian Nichols adds, the feedback principals tend to give is a checklist of what teachers are or aren’t doing. Nichols talks about a pilot program using the iPad2 to improve the quality of feedback between teachers and principals. For this technology to be embraced as a means for examining and improving actual classroom practices, Nichols emphasizes that this process is never evaluative and always formative.

Are you using mobile devices to drive professional growth in your school?

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2 COMMENTS

  1. This article appears to be good for the teacher an administration at any school. Even though it’s only a pilot program the mobile device is a excellent feedback tool. The principal, Mr. Brian Nichols indicated this is great feedback between the teachers and principals. This will really help to improve the actual classroom practice. It’s also allowing for building growth for teachers and therefore, the school will become better. Everyone will benefit from this procedure if applied and used properly.

  2. Have you ever been disgusted with the sound of your voice on a phone message? Well, that same shocking realization can happen when we see ourselves the way our students do. This self-assessment via video can be a very powerful tool – really, there’s no denying this live-data. Thanks for the thoughts here, Brian.

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