TED Talks Education: Teachers Need Real Feedback

To grow professionally, we need people who will give us feedback.  Unfortunately, says Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, there is one group of people who get little systematic feedback to help them do their jobs better – teachers.  He goes as far as to say that the coaching system we have in place today is putting America’s global leadership at risk.

In this TEDTalks video, Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback, and he lays out a program from his foundation to bring timely tools for improvement to every classroom. WATCH.

We’d be happy to hear about the professional feedback that you receive and how it helps you to improve as a teacher.

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