Feedback and Building Confidence That Mistakes Are Normal

"Learning is Messy"

High School Mathematics (Gilles-Brockton, MA)     Time: 11:36 

This video shows Mr. Gilles giving individual feedback to students while they are doing class work in such a way as to convey high expectations and also belief in their ability. 

The arena of classroom life shown in the clip is ìgiving help.î A great topic for peer observation is to capture dialogue for each other about how we speak to students in these situations and what embedded messages leak out through our choice of words.

For more information refer to p. 286 of the Expectations chapter and p. 341 of the Classroom Climate chapter of The Skillful Teacher.      


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