Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement (TESA): Feedback

TESA Feedback

Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement emphasizes that teachers are often unaware of how they interact with students, particularly low income and minorities.

Strand B (Feedback) includes these categories. You can have a team of teachers observe you on the presence of these or you can audio/video tape yourself and then do an analysis.

Affirm/Correct– Do you tell all students equally if they are correct when they answer a question or make a comment?

Praise – Do you praise all students equally if they are correct when they answer a question or make a comment?

Reason for Praise – Do you tell all students equally the standards-based reason that they are correct when they answer a question or make a comment?

Listening – Do you listen attentively to all students equally as they talk to you?

Accepting Feelings – Do you acknowledge the feelings equally to all students?

So how do you apply these in your classroom? How do you use technology to help you? How do you use technology to monitor you increase in these?

© Harry Grover Tuttle, 2007



3 Responses to “Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement (TESA): Feedback”

  1. 2 Sheryl A. McCoy January 22, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    I was very happy to find your blog through a search for student feedback. It seems to me that TESA is an exceptional program that should be instituted in all teacher training programs. I learned of TESA many years ago, but I was never in a school where the entire process was implemented or studied. I have tried to implement any strategies that I could do on my own, and I have seen positive results for my efforts. Also, I have followed Marzano’s suggestions based on the meta-analysis of the most effective instructional strategies, and I am focusing on student feedback in my professional development and writing. Thanks for your great efforts here.

  2. 3 Joseph Buffington June 11, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I had the TESA professional Development series
    Were there any PLUs accredited?

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