Improving with input from mentors and students
Feedback is crucial to a pre-service teacher. Research on how mentors give feedback shows that it typically too vague and nearly always overly positive. If you are a mentor, the resources on this page will help you learn how to negotiate with your teacher candidate what to give feedback on (a lesson design, face-to-face instruction, classroom management, etc.) and how to give feedback that makes a difference in how novices enact different parts of teaching.