Steven DepoloI participated in an inspiring #AspiringAdmin Twitter chat on Sunday evening about feedback. Kevin Floyd shared the term reflaction, and I really think it hits at the heart of feedback. The goal of feedback is to encourage growth of the evaluatee by purposefully reflecting, setting goals, and taking appropriate actions to achieve your goals. Reflaction combines those two key components of feedback succinctly.
We have all given and received feedback in our careers as educators. But, not all feedback is created equally. There are some key components of effective feedback that can help the receiver turn the feedback into a growth experience.
The career of an educator is one of consistent growth. This growth can result from many activities that the educator embarks on, and receiving effective feedback can be the impetus to start the educator on their upward trajectory. It is the job of the evaluator to provide effective feedback to the educator, and utilizing these components can be a great place to start.
Are any of these components more important than others? Are there other components of effective feedback that I have left out? Please add to the conversation in the comments section below.