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guide to improving teacher happiness and wellbeing

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Guest blogger - Josh Roy, Teacher at Ernest Bevin

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TeacherTales: How traditional feedback destroys motivation

Having trained in a challenging environment, being deprived of meaningful (in-school) feedback for about two years, and being bombarded with observations from all possible sides, I feel I should be better placed than any to take criticism. Don’t get me wrong, I recognise that feedback is fundamental for my development as a teacher. But, I still can’t help the very human reaction that I believe exists in many of us, where negative feedback, however it’s dressed up (EBIs etc.), doesn’t exactly inspire motivation and joy. 

 

feedback should be reconceptualised from the ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ model to a collaborative and cumulative conversation.

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