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ERIC Number: EJ1162304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
What to Do about Jim?
Jones, Joseph; Vari, T. J.
Learning Professional, v38 n5 p46-48, 50 Oct 2017
The idea of conversations around performance reviews, and even more challenging improvement plans, is daunting. Even though the goal is to improve the employee's performance, difficult conversations don't automatically stimulate an environment and culture of continual growth. Establishing and systematizing professional dialogue in the workplace transforms the difficulty and complexity of such conversations and creates manageable, meaningful, and growth oriented opportunities. Detailed here are three important aspects of professional dialogue that school leaders can employ for implementing and sustaining a successful professional improvement model. They are (1) Clarification of goals; (2) Candid feedback; and (3) Reflection. Using all three elements of professional dialogue will help teachers improve classroom practices and provide classroom results necessary for students to grow.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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