The Feedback Process: Transforming Feedback for Professional Learning, 2nd Edition

What’s the most important thing to know?
Overall, the message about feedback is stop saying “giving” and “receiving” feedback. Instead, ask to engage people in a learning process. Trust the learner as a professional with their own autonomy and agency. This will reshape the culture in schools and school systems if the feedback process focused on “learning” is a part of all levels in the system.
What did you like? How are you using this book in you practice?

Joellen makes some impactful points in this book. One is that feedback is never given or received. The point of feedback should be about learning and the focus is on the learner. It is important to remember how people learn and use the feedback cycle. The learner does construct and deconstruct knowledge which is long-lasting and impactful for teaching practices. There is a lot of information leading up to the feedback cycle which was a little laborious and some was dry. However, one needs to assume that not all readers have the background to understand all of the terminology. I would also like to see this cycle used in teaching practices as a way to be more culturally responsive to students. I am using the cycle (pg. 89) with my own teachers as I do coaching cycles and have set a goal for myself that I will spend more time on the second part of the cycle to help teachers truly reflect, debrief, construct new knowledge and deconstruct to impact their practices and lead to more questions.

Submitted by:
Sherri Dennstedt
Learning Forward Colorado President 2019-2020