Testing the waters

Criticism is not something that we humans like but this helps post from Ann Friedman helps sort out the relevance.   In my ongoing quest for the perfect framework for understanding haters, I created The Disapproval Matrix**. (With a deep bow to its inspiration.) This is one way to separate haterade from productive feedback. Here’s how the quadrants break down: […]

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Feedback – #UkEdChat Homework

This title for #ukedchat on Thursday 23rd February is: ‘Is feedback an art or a science and should it be taught?’ As a headteacher I have always had giving feedback as part of my role as have my SLT. My recent post ‘Classroom Observations – tools to destroy?’ elicited quite a few comments, mostly centring on poor experiences of receiving feed back. How should SLT […]

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100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#3

There were some really striking pieces for Week#2 100WCGU with the picture prompt. We had the Beatles, naughty children, broken relationships among others. It is wonderful how the imagination of individuals just see the same picture but interpret it completely differently. Do go and read them if you haven’t already. Now, before giving you this week’s prompt can I explain […]

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