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Parent teacher conferences and feedback.
I just finshed watching the talk by Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback. I agree that teachers need real feedback. However, after the talk I sat and reflected on a real life parent teacher conference and the experience of last year sitting on a committee to re-align teachers evaluations.
So there are two areas for debate:
1) Is the parent / teacher conference designed for feedback either way?
2) Are teachers evaluations designed for feedback?
Please say if you are a teacher or even both teacher and parent.
How would you change the present practice of either or both?