Value-Driven Feedback: Forms for School Teachers

Value-Driven Feedback: Forms for School Teachers

Yoking our feedback to values is a more effective way to communicate and create change than telling people something is "inappropriate" or "against the rules." Just in time for parent-teacher conferences (and beyond) below is a sample 2-page Feedback Form with specific behaviors that reflect the values of one particular middle-school classroom.

Why Praise Is a Problem for Those With Social Anxiety

Why Praise Is a Problem for Those With Social Anxiety

What was particularly interesting about these findings was that the authors could track the decrease over time in the recall that the healthy control and SAD participants had when they received favorable feedback ratings.

Performance Management Needs to Become Feedback Management

Performance Management Needs to Become Feedback Management

NeuroLeadership Institute research suggests that we need to rethink the conventional paradigm and focus much less on encouraging and training people to give feedback, and focus more on cultivating the habit of “asking for feedback.” A recent NeuroLeadership Institute study of managers in the workplace showed that the “asking for feedback” approach makes the experience much less threatening for everyone involved.

The Hidden Leverage of Feedback

The Hidden Leverage of Feedback

When people know to ask for feedback, they feel in control, West says. Gradually, West says, people will feel safer asking for feedback if they know the resulting discussion will be productive, not threatening.

Men reading with their children

Men reading with their children

After each session, a guide watched the recording with each father, and helped the fathers to frame those videos so that they could improve the practice of reading as a result of the feedback there were viewing and discussing.

Turning Failure into Fuel for Success

Turning Failure into Fuel for Success

(Remember: Failing sucks.) However, they also found that participants’ performance on subsequent physical and cognitive tasks were not impaired by failure. Future research will ask questions like: What psychological steps need to be taken after a failure in order to do better the next time?

What To Say Instead of Praising

What To Say Instead of Praising

While hugs and smiles go a long way, you're in constant verbal interaction with your child, and your most common phrase may well be "Good job!" Besides, there are things you'd like him to learn about how to be in the world.

Christmas decoration hack: Use a Lazy Susan to wrap tree in lights

Christmas decoration hack: Use a Lazy Susan to wrap tree in lights

Decorating the Christmas tree with a long, tangled, wire of lights and making sure the bulbs are all perfectly placed is low on our list of fun festive things to do. Darren Hodge (left) thought to use a Lazy Susan to decorate the tree in lights.

Why Joanna Gaines was actually happy after her daughter drew on bathroom sink

Why Joanna Gaines was actually happy after her daughter drew on bathroom sink

But in the case of Joanna and Chip Gaines' daughter Emmie, what can also emerge is a sweet and surprising message — to all.