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2-008 Observing and Giving Feedback

Presented by Barbara Watson (PhD) of InspirED ECE

Self Paced Online Learning
Start date
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Expected learning time
Approx 3 hours learning time
$75.00 (inc GST)
Or $29 month in members club
Who is this course for?
Leaders and managers in mentoring roles.
Recommended skill level
Appropriate for beginner - advanced mentor leaders
Connections to Relevant ECE Criteria
C4 Adults' knowledge
Te Ara Poutama: Kaihautū leadership development
What you are going to learn

Observing and Giving Feedback 

Mentors often report that undertaking observations of teaching practice and giving effective feedback are the aspects of a mentor’s work they find most challenging.

  • What do I look at? 
  • What do I look for?
  • How can I provide feedback in a way that doesn’t get a defensive reaction?
  • What do I do if the teacher doesn’t make the required changes?

This course will explore these questions and more, providing useful frameworks and principles on which to base your observations of practice, feedback and conversations that support teachers’ on-going inquiry.
This course includes;
  • Videos exploring each of the modules in depth.
  • Recommended reading.
  • Resources to help you develop observation and feedback skills.
Certificate of completion provided for your professional learning records.

This short course is one of the modules from our Deep Dive Course "Effective Mentoring." Access the full course where you can really sink your teeth into how to mentor effectively.

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This course is for you if;

  • You are in a position in your ECE service where you need to give feedback to others to support their learning and growth.
  • You want to know how to give feedback that won't create a defensive reaction.
  • You want to learn how to observe, what to look for and how to document this effectively.
  • You want to support other teachers in their learning and growth, and you know that giving valuable feedback is an important part of this process.
  • You are responsible for contributing to teachers' professional growth cycles and appraisals. 
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We provide videos, readings, resources and templates to help you learn all the things you have come here for.

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$75.00 NZD pp (inc GST)
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Barbara Watson

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this course is created by Barbara watson
Barbara's whole Phd focus was on mentoring and she has now spent many years teaching others how to be a successful mentor. She has mentored and guided hundreds of teachers and leaders in ECE, so she understands the challenges and complexities of leading in the sector. The team at ECE Learning Unlimited and InspirED ECE have a combined experience in ECE of over thirty years. We are mentors, managers and leaders ourselves and we know how it feels to wear all the hats at once in ECE. We have a long background in teaching, ECE center ownership and management, lecturing, mentoring and professional learning guidance and support. And we are ready to support your journey through this guided internal evaluation using Te Ara Poutama.