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  • Yes, they do.

    Teachers work in the same way as any other team leader - they stand at the front of a large (in some cases, excessively large) group and try to guide them to a goal. Along the way, they may stumble or convey the point poorly, but they often times cannot see this on their own from the front. Unlike in the corporate world, however, no one will speak up and say "You didn't quite explain that right..." or offer a suggestion on things that could be altered. Peer checks are that, they're your fellow leaders telling you what they see, which is a completely different perspective than the student or parent view point. Teachers need constructive feedback from ALL levels.

  • sure they do

    And better assessment and evaluation. I've seen a lot of facilitators and instructors that think that they know it all about their particular subject matter,that they have nothing to "learn" that they are only there to "teach" my way is only way,and so on and so forth. All students have different learning styles and patterns,and it's up to the teacher to at try to at least cater to those needs. If you're not learning,you're not growing,and if you're not growing,one can't teach effectively,in my opinion. A teacher should accept the fact that whilst they might KNOW a lot about their particular area of study, but one can never know enough about the different ways to convey that info. It's constantly changing. So yes they do. Students get evaluated and assessed;it should work the other way around,too!!!!!!!!

  • Yes, they do.

    Teachers work in the same way as any other team leader - they stand at the front of a large (in some cases, excessively large) group and try to guide them to a goal. Along the way, they may stumble or convey the point poorly, but they often times cannot see this on their own from the front. Unlike in the corporate world, however, no one will speak up and say "You didn't quite explain that right..." or offer a suggestion on things that could be altered. Peer checks are that, they're your fellow leaders telling you what they see, which is a completely different perspective than the student or parent view point. Teachers need constructive feedback from ALL levels.

  • Yes, teachers need better and more detailed feedback.

    Yes, teachers need better and more detailed feedback in order to properly evolve and advance their teaching abilities.

    Often times, teachers are only evaluated once or twice per year and feedback is limited to a number rating system as well as a sentence or two of general comments. What this does, however, is neglects to effectively tell a teacher whether they are alienating a subgroup of learners (auditory, visual, reading, etc.), whether they are ineffectively teaching a topic either from ineffective teaching methods or from apparent attitude towards the subject, and whether the decorum in their class is congruent with a healthy learning environment.

    Relying on scheduled and infrequent feedback not only does a disservice to the teacher, but largely to the students who ultimately pay the price of lack of growth on the part of the teacher.

  • Yes, teachers need to have a better system of feedback.

    Currently, the best indicator of a teacher's performance is tied to the performance of her students. However, that does not take into consideration that there are students that will excel under any teacher and that there are also students that will simply fail at some subjects no matter how excellent the teacher may be. We must find a way to ensure that teachers are not just teaching their students how to pass a test but rather are being rewarded for pushing each and every student to their personal highest level of success.

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